CT WFP endorses eighty candidates for the state legislature


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 CandidatesDistrict
Raghib Allie-Brennan  2
Ed Vargas6
Mary Ann Hansen8
Geoff Luxenberg12
Jason Doucette13
Eleni Kavros DeGraw17
Kate Farrar20
Mike Demicco21
Rebecca Martinez22
Emmanuel Sanchez24
Peter Tercyak26
Gary Turco27
Amy Morrin Bello28
Denise Mcnair30
Rose Aletta32
Jon Olin34
Christine Palm36
Nick Menapace37
Nick Gauthier38
Anthony Nolan39
Christine Conley40
Aundre Bumgardner   41
Derell Q Wilson46
Dave Nowakowski47
Susan Johnson49
Kenneth Trice53
Greg Haddad54
Kevin Brown56
Jaime Foster57
Tom Arnone58
Matt Despard59
Jane Garibay60
Maria Horn64
Matthew Dyer66
Ronald A. Napoli73
Andrew M Rasmussen-Tuller77
Mary Fortier79
Michael Quinn82
Jonathan Fazzino83
Mary Mushinsky85
Josh Elliott88
Rebecca Hyland90
Pat Dillon92
Moira Rader98
Quentin Williams100
John-Michael Parker101
Robin Comey102
Kara Rochelle104
Phoebe Holmes107
Mary Welander114
Laura Fucci117
Frank Smith118
Mike Smith119
John F. Hennessy127
Cristin McCarthy Vahey 133
Kadeem Roberts137
Kevin Ryan139
Lucy Dathan142
Dominique Johnson143
Corey Paris145
David Michel146
State Senate CandidatesDistrict
Saud Anwar3
MD Masudur Rahman4
Rick Lopes6
Cynthia Mangini7
Matt Lesser9
Gary Winfield10
Christine Cohen12
Jan Hochadel13
Jorge Cabrera17
Farouk Rajab18
Catherine Osten19
Martha Marx20
Christopher Green21
Juliemar Ortiz23
Julie Kushner24
Bob Duff25
Mae Flexer29
Eva Bermudez Zimmerman30
Lisa Thomas35