Hartford, Conn. – Statement by Carlos Moreno, State Director, Connecticut Working Families Party (WFP), following local primary results in New Britain, where Representative Bobby Sanchez won the Democratic nomination for Mayor. WFP-endorsed Francisco Santiago, Chris Anderson, Richard Reyes, Violet Jiménez Sims, and Amy Labas, running for City Council, also won their respective primaries.
“Today’s primary marks the first step towards setting New Britain on a new path. The current administration has thrived on divisive politics, leaving whole neighborhoods behind and schools short on resources, while criminalizing immigrant communities and supporting developers and landlords instead of working families.
After years of Republican mismanagement, the city needs new leaders that are committed to building a city where everyone is welcome, where everyone can thrive. Bobby Sanchez is the right person to tackle this challenge and lead New Britain forward. His victory, along with primary victories of Francisco Santiago, Chris Anderson, Richard Reyes, Violet Jiménez Sims, and Amy Labas, running for City Council, will open the possibility of a truly progressive governing majority in the city, and a chance for renewed investments in education, opportunity, and equitable growth.
Finally, we want to thank Alicia Strong, who has run an incredible campaign. Her deep commitment and dedication for social justice in New Britain has inspired voters all across the city.”