Hartford, Conn. – Statement by Sarah Ganong, State Director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, following the results of the municipal primary elections in Bridgeport, New Haven, Hamden, Norwalk, Middletown, and New London, where all WFP-endorsed candidates have won their Democratic primaries.
“Progressive candidates achieved significant victories across the state in yesterday’s municipal primaries, as voters showed their support for WFP champions and leaders committed to advance social justice in their cities and towns.
In New Haven and Middletown, voters have renewed their support for incumbent mayors with a proven track record of building vibrant, welcoming, and safe cities for everyone, not just the privileged few. Both Mayor Elicker and Mayor Florsheim have invested in education, expanded access to housing and sustainable development.
In Hamden, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and New London, WFP-endorsed city council candidates Rhonda Caldwell, Tyler Mack, Aikeem Boyd, Darlene Young, Jeff Hart, Reona Dyess, and Alma Nartatez have earned the trust of voters by advancing a vision for more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant cities. We are proud to have supported these candidates and their commitment to build stronger communities across the state. We are looking forward to working together with them in the general election and once elected to office.”