Hartford, Conn. – The Connecticut Working Families Party (WFP) announced today their endorsement for eighty candidates for the state legislature, seeking to bring an expanded progressive majority to the Capitol in the November election. These endorsements include candidates in all regions of the state, including several in leadership positions, as well as two candidates running just on the WFP line. The full list of endorsed legislative candidates is available below.
“Connecticut needs more leaders committed to social, economic, and racial justice,” said Sarah Ganong, State Director of the Connecticut Working Families Party. “Each of the candidates we have endorsed for the state legislature has a track record of fighting for working families. They are ready to champion the ambitious, bold legislation our state needs to build an economy that serves the needs of the many, not the privileged few. We are proud to endorse this diverse team and are looking forward to working with them to win this November and beyond.”
The party will mobilize volunteers and activists during the campaign, organizing a grassroots effort, as well as providing key strategic, communications, and field support across the state.
“Connecticut has made great strides in recent years, passing legislation that makes working families its first priority. Paid family and medical leave, $15 minimum wage, debt-free community college, expanding healthcare, green jobs, all are part of a progressive agenda that was championed by WFP-endorsed legislators,” says Ganong. “But there is a lot to be done after November. From housing to workplace rights, from healthcare to childcare, working families need more support to truly thrive. We know these candidates are committed to those issues and will work together with the WFP to make them a priority next legislative session.”
With this endorsement, WFP completes its list of candidate endorsements for state office this election cycle. In addition to the 80 candidates for the Connecticut General Assembly, WFP endorsed candidates for statewide office including William Tong for Attorney General, Ned Lamont for Governor, Susan Bysiewicz for Lieutenant Governor, Erick Russell for State Treasurer, Sean Scanlon for Comptroller, and Stephanie Thomas for Secretary of the State.
|State House Candidates||District|
|Mary Ann Hansen||8|
|Eleni Kavros DeGraw||17|
|Amy Morrin Bello||28|
|Derell Q Wilson||46|
|Ronald A. Napoli||73|
|Andrew M Rasmussen-Tuller||77|
|John F. Hennessy||127|
|Cristin McCarthy Vahey||133|
|State Senate Candidates||District|
|MD Masudur Rahman||4|
|Eva Bermudez Zimmerman||30|