Election 2016 Endorsed Candidates



Endorsed Candidates for the Upcoming 2016 Election

All of the below listed CEA Endorsed Candidates have received the endorsements based on their voting records on CEA priority legislation, if any; CEA Lobbyist rating, if any; response to the CEA candidate questionnaire and/or a personal interview, and; accessibility and advocacy at the state or local level. For additional information on the candidates, please visit their websites where provided or contact the CEA Government Relations Department.



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    REPRESENTATIVE MATT RITTER (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 1
    Towns: Hartford (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/ritter

    Matt Ritter, a lifelong Hartford resident, was first elected in 2010 to the Connecticut General Assembly where he represents the 1st Assembly District in Hartford. Matt currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Legislature's Public Health Committee and is also a member of the Banking, and Planning and Development Committees.


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    RAGHIB ALLIE-BRENNAN (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 2
    Towns: Bethel, Danbury (p), Redding

    Raghib Allie-Brennan is running for the 2nd Assembly District. Allie-Brennan’s experience at the local, state, and federal level includes working on constituent service issues for Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty and on policy in the office of Congresswoman Alma S. Adams.


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    REPRESENTATIVE EDWIN VARGAS (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 6
    Towns: Hartford (p)

    http://housedems.ct.gov/vargas/

    State Representative Edwin Vargas is currently running for re election to represent Hartford’s 6th Assembly District. Vargas is a lifelong educator who has been active in political, civil rights, labor, civic and public policy circles. He was born in N.Y. of Puerto Rican parents. Mr. Vargas was a teacher in the Hartford public schools for 35 years.


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    REPRESENTATIVE TIM ACKERT (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 8
    Towns: Columbia, Coventry, Tolland (p), Vernon (p)

    http://www.ackertforthe8th.com
    http://cthousegop.com/tim-ackert/

    State Representative Tim Ackert was elected into the 8th General Assembly District communities of Columbia, Coventry, and Vernon in 2010. Rep. Ackert is a member of the legislature’s Education Committee, Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee, and is Ranking Member of the Energy and Technology Committee.


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    REPRESENTATIVE KELLY LUXENBERG (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 12
    Towns: Manchester (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/luxenberg

    Rep. Kelly Luxenberg was first elected to represent the 12th Assembly District in 2014. Rep. Luxenberg is a product of the Manchester Public Schools (Class of 2003) and returned to Manchester after college to give back to the community that she feels has given her so much. She serves on the Committee on Children, Aging, and Labor & Public Employees Committees.


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    JOE DIMINICO (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 13
    Towns: Glastonbury (p), Manchester (p)

    Joe Diminico is a lifelong Manchester resident. He was raised with his two brothers by his mother, Josephine, an Italian immigrant. Joe attended Manchester public schools through junior high and graduated from East Catholic High School. Joe previously held the 13th Assembly seat covering part of Manchester and part of Glastonbury and is running to reclaim the seat.


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    REPRESENTATIVE DAVID BARAM (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 15
    Towns: Bloomfield, Windsor (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/baram/

    Representative David Baram was elected to the House of Representatives in 2009 serving the 15th District (Bloomfield & Windsor). He is the House Chairman of the General Law Committee and a member of the Judiciary and Banks committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JOHN HAMPTON (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 16
    Towns: Simsbury

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/hampton/

    John Hampton was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in November, 2012, representing the 16th Assembly District, Simsbury. He serves on the Aging Committee, the Banking Committee, the Planning and Development Committee, and as Vice Chair on the Committee on Children. He also serves as an Assistant Majority Leader.


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    REPRESENTATIVE ANDREW FLEISCHMANN (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 18
    Towns: West Hartford (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/fleischmann/

    In September of 1994, Andy Fleischmann won a six-way primary—the most competitive primary in Connecticut that year—to become the Democratic candidate for the 18th District Assembly seat. Andy serves as Chairman of the Education Committee and Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Elementary and Secondary Education.


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    DEREK SLAP (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 19
    Towns: Avon (p), Farmington (p), West Hartford (p)

    Derek Slap is running to represent the 19th Assembly District. Slap, is the vice president of External Relations at the UConn Foundation, a private non-profit organization, where he focuses on scholarship initiatives, stewardship, and raising the profile of the UConn nation, he said. He joined the UConn Foundation in 2014, and was previously a chief of staff for the State Senate Democrats and communications director for former New Haven Mayor John DeStefano. Many local residents may also remember Slap as an anchor and reporter for NBC Connecticut, where he worked from 1998-2003. Slap is a graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international relations, and he has an MBA from UConn.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JOE VERRENGIA (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 20
    Towns: West Hartford (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/verrengia/

    State Representative Joe Verrengia is a life long resident of West Hartford. He was educated in West Hartford Public Schools and attended Northeastern University. Joe was first elected in a special election in 2011 and is currently running for his third full term.


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    REPRESENTATIVE MIKE DEMICCO (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 21
    Towns: Farmington (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/demicco/

    In 2012 Mike Demicco was elected to represent the 21st Assembly District of Farmington and Unionville in the General Assembly. Mike currently serves on the Education, Environment, and Public Health Committees. Mike is a former high school and middle school history teacher, and was a stay-at-home father when his children were young. He also served on the East Farms School P.T.O. Executive Board, was a library volunteer, and worked as a tutor in the Kindergarten Acceleration Program. Mike is a life-long Connecticut resident, and has lived in Farmington since 1991 with his wife Brenda and daughters Emily and Katie.


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    REPRESENTATIVE BETTY BOUKUS (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 22
    Towns: New Britain (p), Plainville

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/boukus/

    Elizabeth "Betty" Boukus represents the 22nd District, which includes Plainville and New Britain. She is Deputy Majority Caucus Chair and Chair of the Bonding Subcommittee of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. Betty is one of the founding members of the Connecticut Hall of Fame Committee.


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    REPRESENTATIVE RICK LOPES (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 24
    Towns: New Britain (p), Newington (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/lopes/

    Rick Lopes was elected to represent New Britain’s 24th Assembly district in 2012. Prior to that, in 1994, he served as a community organizer in the Broad Street neighborhood. Starting as the staff for the Broad Street Collaborative, a group of residents and business owners, Rick was instrumental in transforming the Broad Street group into the state’s first Neighborhood Revitalization Zone(NRZ).


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    REPRESENTATIVE BOBBY SANCHEZ (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 25
    Towns: New Britain (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/sanchez/

    Robert Sanchez was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 2011 representing the 25th Assembly District in New Britain. Sanchez is a longtime leader in the New Britain community. Before joining the state legislature, he served on the New Britain Board of Education, where he was a strong voice for quality education and efficient administration. He serves on the Education Committee as Vice Chair as well as on the Finance, Revenue & Bonding and Higher Education & Employment Advancement committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE PETER TERCYAK (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 26
    Towns: New Britain (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/tercyak/

    Peter Tercyak was raised in New Britain from the age of two, graduating from Holy Cross and St. Thomas Aquinas. He also attended high school in Warsaw, Poland. He was first elected to represent the 26th Assembly District in 2002 filling the seat that previously been held by his father. He serves as the Chair of the Labor & Public Employees Committee as well as on the Appropriations and Public Health Committees.


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    JOSHUA SHULMAN (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 27
    Towns: Newington (p)

    Josh Shulman is running to represent the 27th Assembly District. He currently serves on the Newington Board of Education and is an attorney.


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    REPRESENTATIVE RUSSELL MORIN (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 28
    Towns: Wethersfield (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/morin/

    Russell Morin was first elected in 2006 to represent the 28th House District in Wethersfield. Russ attended Wethersfield Public Schools and is a graduate of Wethersfield High School and E.C. Goodwin Technical School. He is a Deputy Majority Leader and serves as a member of the Finance & Revenue, Commerce, Legislative Management and Transportation committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE ANTONIO GUERRERA (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 29
    Towns: Newington (p), Rocky Hill, Wethersfield (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/guerrera

    State Representative Antonio "Tony" Guerrera was elected to the Connecticut Legislature in a special election in 2001. Tony represents the 29th District, which includes Rocky Hill and parts of Wethersfield and Newington. Tony is House Chair of the Transportation Committee and is a member of the Banks and Veterans' Affairs committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JOE ARESIMOWICZ (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 30
    Towns: Berlin (p), Southington (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/aresimowicz/

    State Representative Joe Aresimowicz was first elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 2004 to represent the 30th Assembly District, which includes Berlin and Southington. Following his re-election to a fifth term in 2012, his colleagues elected him as their Majority Leader of the House which he has served as for the last four years.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPH SERRA (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 33
    Towns: Middletown (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/serra/

    Joseph C. Serra was first elected to represent the 33rd District in the General Assembly in 1992. The 33rd District is located entirely within the boundaries of the City of Middletown. Serra's first run for elected office was in 1992 as the Democratic nominee in the 33rd District. A lifelong Middletown resident, Serra has served on the Middletown Democratic Town Committee since 1984. He serves as the Chair of the Aging Committee as well as on the Judiciary and Transportation Committees.


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    SHARON PALMER (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 38
    Towns: Montville, Waterford (p)

    Sharon M. Palmer is running for State Representative of the 38th District. Ms. Palmer has been active in local government and the State labor movement for many years. She started as a Math and Science teacher at Clark Lane Junior High School. She was a member of the Waterford Representative Town Meeting for over twenty years and Moderator of the RTM for six years. She recently retired as the State Commissioner of Labor.


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    REPRESENTATIVE DIANA URBAN (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 43
    Towns: North Stonington, Stonington

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/urban/

    Diana Urban was first elected to the General Assembly November 7, 2000 and is currently running for her seventh term. She is a member of the Legislature's Environment Committee and the Program Review and Investigations Committee. She is Chair of the Select Committee on Children as well as Co-Chair of the Results Based Accountability Sub Committee of the Appropriations Committee. She has previously served on the Energy and Technology Committee and the Planning and Development Committee.


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    REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTINE RANDALL (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 44
    Towns: Killingly (p), Plainfield (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/randall/

    Christine Randall was first elected to the legislature in November of 2014 to represent the 44th Assembly District of Killingly and Plainfield. Representative Randall serves on the Human Services Committee, Insurance & Real Estate Committee as well as Energy & Technology Committee. Christine has been a longtime advocate, volunteering as a board member on the Killingly Memorial School Parent, Teacher & Community Association and serving as the Killingly Representative for the Northeast School Readiness Council. In her professional and personal life, Christine has been a leader and an advocate for a variety of issues, particularly those impacting children, families, and an improved quality of life for all. Christine progressed from volunteer, to Outreach Coordinator and earned the position of Regional Director for the Northeast Early Childhood Council.


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    TRACEY HANSON (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 45
    Towns: Voluntown, Sterling, Griswold, Plainfield, Lisbon

    Tracey Hanson is running to represent the 45th Assembly District. She currently serves as Selectman in the town of Voluntown.


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    REPRESENTATIVE EMMETT RILEY (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 46
    Towns: Norwich (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/riley/

    State Representative Emmett D. Riley is currently running a third term in the Connecticut General Assembly representing the 46th District of Norwich. He is a lifelong resident of the Rose City and succeeds his wife Deputy Majority Leader Melissa Riley, who served five terms. Rep. Riley is an Assistant Majority Leader and Vice Chairman of the legislature’s Public Health Committee. He is also a member of the Judiciary, Energy and Technology, and Insurance and Real Estate committees. Additionally, he is a member of the Connecticut Commission on Corporate and Business Law.


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    KATE DONNELLY (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 47
    Towns: Canterbury, Chaplin, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Lisbon, Norwich (p), Scotland, Sprague

    http://www.katedonnellyforstaterepresentative.com/

    Kate Donnelly is running for the 47th Assembly District and has made her home in Hampton Connecticut since 1985 with her family. She and her partner Clay Colt have run a small family business for over forty years. They raised their three children while operating their business out of a barn on their property. Andrew, Cal and Zoe attended the local public schools and periodically were employed along with their friends in the family business. She served as First Selectman of Hampton for two years. During that time she led her town with integrity and worked for the shared needs of her community. Kate has been an active member of her community serving on Boards of Education, and as Chair of the Hampton Green Energy Committee. Kate worked as a volunteer in her children’s schools and was a conflict resolution trainer for 18 years and Diversity Club advisor for many years.


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    REPRESENTATIVE LINDA ORANGE (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 48
    Towns: Colchester(p), Lebanon (p), Mansfield (p), Windham (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/orange/

    Linda A. Orange was elected to the Legislature in November 1996 to represent the 48th Assembly District, which includes the portions of Colchester, Lebanon, Windham and Mansfield. Linda is a Deputy Speaker of the House.


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    REPRESENTATIVE SUSAN JOHNSON (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 49
    Towns: Windham (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/johnson/

    Representative Susan Johnson was first elected to the legislature in November of 2008. Representative Johnson is pleased to serve as Co-chair of the Public Health Committee and as a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Education and Insurance & Real Estate Committees. Rep. Johnson also Co-Chairs the English Language Learners legislative Task Force.


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    PATRICK BOYD (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 50
    Towns: Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Union, Woodstock

    http://www.patboyd2016.com/

    Patrick Boyd is running to represent the 50th Assembly District. Pat attended Public Schools in Plainfield, and then attended Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic. Pat's career in Education began at the Sterling Memorial School in Oneco, he honed his teaching skills at The Rectory School in Pomfret and for the last 10 years at Pomfret School, where he currently serves as an Assistant Dean, History & Government Teacher, Dorm Parent, and Coach for the school's Baseball and Soccer teams.


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    KATHY BACHIOCHI (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 52
    Towns: Stafford, Somers

    http://www.kathybachiochi.com/

    Kathy Bachiochi is running for state representative for the 52nd district of Stafford and Somers. She is retired from Stafford High School after teaching English for 41 years, and she was very active at the high school and in the community during that time. At the high school, for 36 years, she was a co-director of many three-act and one-act plays, children’s plays, Christmas plays, and musicals. Kathy was the English department chair for most of her career. She was also on many in-school and district committees and influenced the district in many positive ways. In the community, she was chairman of the Arts Commission for 25 years. Since her retirement, she has joined the Stafford Historical Society, was a founding member of the Stafford Farmers’ Market, and helped in trying to save the Maple Grove, besides becoming an active participant in the Democratic Town Committee.


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    SUSAN EASTWOOD (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 53
    Towns: Ashford, Tolland, Willington

    www.eastwood2016.com

    Susan Eastwood is running to represent the 53rd Assembly District, which includes the towns of Ashford, Tolland and Willington. She has lived in Ashford with her husband Tony and two children for the past 21 years, and currently serves her town as Chair of Ashford’s Clean Energy Task Force and as a member of the Board of Finance, and formerly as a member of the Town Planning and Zoning Commission and the AGvocate and Open Space Committees. Susan also serves on the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and has worked to help pass legislation on human trafficking and stronger protections for victims of domestic violence. Susan is a different type of leader who has dedicated her life to public service, beginning with her Peace Corps service in Sierra Leone, and continuing with her many years of work with victims of domestic violence in Connecticut, her efforts to remove chemical toxins from our air and from consumer products, her work for clean energy initiatives, and her service as an elected official in Ashford. Susan will prioritize funding our schools and colleges, programs for early childhood education and quality, affordable child care.


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    REPRESENTATIVE GREGORY HADDAD (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 54
    Towns: Mansfield (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/haddad/

    Gregg Haddad was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 2010 representing the 54th Assembly District. A member of the Appropriations Committee, Gregg has opposed cuts to state funding for towns while supporting a balanced budget that featured a consolidation of state agencies and savings from labor concessions negotiated with state employees. He is also a vice chair of the Higher Education Committee and has been a strong advocate on the issue of college affordability.


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    MICHAEL WINKLER (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 56
    Towns: Vernon (p)

    Mike Winkler is running to represent the 56th Assembly District. Winkler is a longtime party member and retired state employee. He also has been an officer of the Administrative & Residual Employees Union, which represents workers in a variety of state agencies. He has served on the Vernon Town Council since 2007.


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    TIM CURTIS (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 60
    Towns: Windsor (p), Windsor Locks

    Tim Curtis is running to represent the 60th Assembly District and lives in Windsor, CT, with his wife Cheryl. They have two daughters, Melanie and Elizabeth, who both went through the Windsor public school system, and are now college graduates. Tim taught French and Spanish for 35 years, the last 26 at East Granby High School. In addition, Tim served 6 years on the Windsor Board of Education, 1991-1997, and 10 years on the Windsor Town Council, 1997-2007.


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    BRIAN OHLER (R)

    Running for State Representative in District 64
    Towns: Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen (p), Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington (p)

    Brian Ohler is running to represent the 64th Assembly District. Brian served in the National Guard beginning in 2001 and after twelve years of continuous military service, received an honorable discharge when his enlistment ended in July of 2013. Brian serves as a safety and security advisor for each elementary and the regional high school in the Region 1 School District.


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    REPRESENTATIVE MICHELLE COOK (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 65
    Towns: Torrington (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/cook

    Michelle Cook is the State Representative for the 65th Assembly District serving Torrington. She was first elected in 2008 and is currently serving her fourth term in office and her second term as a Deputy Majority Leader. Rep. Cook also serves as a member of the Aging, Education, Human Services, Legislative Management, and Public Health Committees. For the past eighteen years Representative Cook has also been active in her community. She is a member of the Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative an organization committed to enhancing the quality of early childhood education. In 2002 she founded the Torrington High School Parent Teacher Organization.


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    GAYLE CARR (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 66
    Towns: Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris, Warren, Woodbury

    http://gaylecarrforthe66th.nationbuilder.com/

    Gayle is a resident of the Town of Litchfield where she has served on the Litchfield Board of Education since 2007. She has served as the Chairperson of the Policy Committee since her election to the Board and is a past Vice Chair of the Board. Prior to the Board of Education, Gayle was one of the founding members of the Litchfield Education Foundation. The Education Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded to promote excellence and innovation in public education and throughout the community. After its founding, Gayle subsequently served as Vice Chairperson and Chair of the Grants Committee. Gayle also previously served on the Board of Directors of Susan B. Anthony Project.


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    REPRESENTATIVE LARRY BUTLER (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 72
    Towns: Waterbury (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/butler/

    Larry has been representing the 72nd District in the Connecticut Legislature since 2006, following four terms as a Waterbury Alderman from 1997 to 2006. In the state Legislature he has severed as Co-Chair of the Housing Committee and as Assistant Majority Leader. He has also been elected to serve as Vice Chairman in Region 1 of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JEFFREY BERGER (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 73
    Towns: Waterbury (p)

    http://www.berger4ct.com/
    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/berger/

    Jeffrey J. Berger grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is currently running to serve a ninth term representing 73rd Assembly District. He is the House Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and member of the Executive and Legislative Nominations and Judiciary Committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE GERALDO REYES (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 75
    Towns: Waterbury (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/reyes

    Geraldo Reyes Jr., a resident for 55 years, was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly on April 26, 2016 in a special election representing the 75th Assembly District of Waterbury.


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    LAURA BARTOK (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 77
    Towns: Bristol (p)

    http://www.laurabartok.com

    Laura Bartok is a lifelong resident of Bristol. Her parents, Joe and Gwen Bartok, still live in the house they bought when they married 37 years ago and are very active around town. Laura’s brother, Major Paul Bartok, is a member of the Marine Corps. and is currently stationed in Japan with his wife and daughter.


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    KRYSTAL MYERS (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 78
    Towns: Bristol (p), Plymouth

    Krystal Myers is running to represent the 78th Assembly District.


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    REPRESENTATIVE DAVID ZONI (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 81
    Towns: Southington (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/zoni/

    Dave Zoni is a life-long Southington resident who is dedicated to public service and committed to improving the quality of life for Connecticut’s residents. Zoni was first elected to represent the 81st Assembly District in 2012 and is currently running for his third term. He serves as Vice Chair of the Real Estate & Insurance Committee as well as on the Aging, Finance, Revenue & Bonding, and Public Health Committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE CATHERINE ABERCROMBIE (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 83
    Towns: Berlin (p), Meriden (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/abercrombie/

    Catherine Abercrombie is currently running for her seventh term as State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly for the 83rd House District of Meriden, Berlin & Kensington; she claimed her seat in 2005 under a special election. Catherine is currently the House Chair of the Human Services Committee, Subcommittee Chair of Appropriations and a member of the Insurance Committee.


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    REPRESENTATIVE HILDA SANTIAGO (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 84
    Towns: Meriden (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/santiagoh/

    Hilda E. Santiago is running for her third term in the Connecticut General Assembly proudly representing Meriden's 84th District. She currently serves as the Vice Chair on the legislature's Finance, Revenue and Bonding, as well as on the Banks and Human Services committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE MARY MUSHINSKY (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 85
    Towns: Wallingford (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/mushinsky/

    Mary Mushinsky was first elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1980 on a platform of environmental activism, consumer advocacy and improved energy policies. Elected to her sixteenth term in November, 2010, Mary was appointed Chair of Program Review and Investigations Committee where she is concentrating on economic rebuilding and workforce education policies, and recommendations for more efficient state agency responses to community needs. Mary served as co-chair of the legislature's Select Committee on Children for ten years and continues to concentrate on risk reduction among children and adolescents. She is the recipient of numerous awards for adolescent pregnancy prevention and reduction of child poverty.


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    REPRESENTATIVE VINCENT CANDELORA (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 86
    Towns: Durham (p), Guilford (p), North Branford, Wallingford (p)

    http://cthousegop.com/vin-candelora/

    Representative Candelora resides in North Branford with his wife, Carolyn, and three children. He is currently running for his sixth term in the State House of Representatives, representing the 86th District which encompasses North Branford and portions of Durham, Guilford and Wallingford. He is an active member in the community where he serves on the Executive Board of the North Branford Little League.


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    REPRESENTATIVE DAVE YACCARINO (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 87
    Towns: North Haven

    http://cthousegop.com/david-yaccarino/

    A life-long North Haven resident, Representative David Yaccarino has owned DJ’s Sports Collectibles and Comics, at 1 Lincoln Street, North Haven, CT for 23 years. Representative Yaccarino was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and was reelected in 2012 and 2014. He serves as Ranking member of the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs committee and is a member of the Insurance and Real Estate and Public Safety and Security committees.


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    JOSHUA ELLIOTT (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 88
    Towns: Hamden (p)

    http://www.joshforstaterep.com/

    Josh is currently running to represent the 88th District.


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    PATRICK REYNOLDS (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 90
    Towns: Cheshire (p), Wallingford (p)

    Patrick Reynolds is running to represent the 90th Assembly District. He has been a New Britain teacher for three decades and has served as Vice President of the New Britain Federation of Teachers. In addition, Patick is currently serving his third term on the Wallingford Board of Education.


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    REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL D'AGOSTINO (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 91
    Towns: Hamden (p)

    http://mikeforthe91st.com
    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/dagostino/

    Prior to his election to the General Assembly, Michael C. D’Agostino served as a member of the Hamden Board of Education. First elected in 1999, his fellow Board members elected him to serve as the Board’s Chairperson in 2005. While as Chair, a national report entitled, The Same Starting Line: How School Boards Can Erase the Opportunity Gap Between Poor and Middle Class Children, positively cited Hamden as a model district where resources are distributed intelligently and equitably across the schools. He is currently running for his third term in the Connecticut General Assembly.


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    REPRESENTATIVE SEAN SCANLON (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 98
    Towns: Branford (p), Guilford (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/scanlon

    Sean Scanlon was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly on November 4, 2014 and is currently serving his first term. The son of a police officer and small business owner, Sean learned the values of public service and hard work at a young age. After graduating from Guilford Public Schools and Boston College, he worked as a Victim Advocate in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. In the community, Sean has been involved in local education efforts. He worked as part of the teams behind the successful efforts to build a new high school and adopt full day kindergarten in Guilford. He serves on the Public Health, Transportation, and Environment committees and lives in Guilford.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JAMES ALBIS (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 99
    Towns: East Haven (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/albis/

    James Albis is running for his fourth term as State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly for the 99th District – his hometown of East Haven. He claimed the seat in the February 2011 special election after it was vacated by former state Representative Michael Lawlor. In January 2013, James was appointed to the positions of Assistant Majority Leader and Vice Chairman of the Environment Committee. James also serves on the Judiciary and Finance, Revenue, & Bonding Committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE MATTHEW LESSER (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 100
    Towns: Middletown (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/lesser/

    State Representative Matt Lesser is running for his fifth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives. In January, 2015 Speaker Sharkey appointed Rep. Lesser co-chair of the General Assembly’s Banking Committee. Rep. Lesser also co-chairs a subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee and serves on the Government Administration & Elections Committee.


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    LIZ LINEHAN (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 103
    Towns: Chehire (p), Southington (p), Wallingford (p)

    Liz Linehan is running to represent the 103rd Assembly District. Liz is a self employed Marketing Director. Liz lives in Cheshire and currently serves on the Cheshire Town Council.


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    REPRESENTATIVE THERESA CONROY (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 105
    Towns: Beacon Falls, Derby (p), Seymour

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/conroy/

    A tireless advocate for her district and community, Theresa Conroy is running for re-election for the 105th Assembly District. She represents Seymour, Beacon Falls and Derby in the Connecticut House of Representatives.


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    REPRESENTATIVE MITCH BOLINSKY (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 106
    Towns: Newtown (p)

    http://cthousegop.com/mitch-bolinsky/

    State Representative Mitch Bolinsky is running for his 3rd term in the Connecticut General Assembly, representing his hometown, Newtown. He currently serves on the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, Education Committee and is the Ranking Member of the Aging Committee.


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    REPRESENTATIVE DAVID ARCONTI (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 109
    Towns: Danbury (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/arconti

    David Arconti is running for his third term in the Connecticut General Assembly proudly representing Danbury's 109th District. He currently serves on the legislature's General Law, Public Safety and Public Health Committees. Born and raised in Danbury, David attended and graduated from Great Plain Elementary, Broadview Middle School and Danbury High School. He graduated Cum Laude attaining a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University.


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    REPRESENTATIVE BOB GODFREY (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 110
    Towns: Danbury (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/godfrey/

    Bob Godfrey serves as the state representative of the General Assembly's 110th District in Danbury. Now running for his 14th term in the House of Representatives, he has a leadership role as Deputy Speaker and is a member of the Judiciary, Government, Administration & Elections, and Legislative Management Committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE THEMIS KLARIDES (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 114
    Towns: Derby (p), Orange (p), Woodbridge (p)

    http://cthousegop.com/themis-klarides/

    Themis Klarides is currently running for her tenth term in the Connecticut General Assembly representing the 114th District – which includes the towns of Woodbridge, Orange and Derby. In 2014, members of the House Republican Caucus unanimously chose her to serve as House Republican Leader where she continues to be an outspoken leader of the Republican Caucus.


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    REPRESENTATIVE STEPHEN DARGAN (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 115
    Towns: West Haven (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/dargan

    Stephen D. Dargan was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in November of 1990 representing the 115th Assembly District in West Haven. In 1995, Steve was named co-chair of the Public Safety Committee. The committee is responsible for legislation relating to the state police, organized crime task force, state fire marshals, fire and building codes, civil preparedness, municipal police training, legalized gambling and military affairs, except veterans’ pensions. He is also a member of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee and the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.


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    SEAN RONAN (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 117
    Towns: Milford (p), Orange (p), West Haven (p)

    http://www.friendsofronan.com/

    Sean Ronan is running to represent the 117th Assembly District. Sean currently serves as 9th District Councilman and Council Majority Leader for the City of West Haven.For the past nineteen years, he has also upheld his oath to protect and serve the citizens of Bridgeport as a police detective.Before becoming a police detective, Sean served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Persian Gulf War.


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    REPRESENTATIVE KIM ROSE (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 118
    Towns: Milford (p)

    http://housedems.ct.gov/rose/

    Kim Rose has been serving as State Representative for the 118th Assembly District at the State Capitol since 2011. She is Assistant Majority Whip, Vice Chairman of the Housing Committee and serves on the Select Committee on Veteran's Affairs. She previously served on the Select Committee on Children, Environment and Planning & Development Committees. In addition, Representative Rose is a member of the Shoreline Preservation Task Force.


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    FREDERICK STREETS (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 120
    Towns: Stratford (p)

    Frederick Streets is running to represent the 120th Assembly District.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JOE GRESKO (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 121
    Towns: Stratford (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/gresko

    Joseph Gresko is honored to be representing the district held by his good friend and mentor, Terry Backer, until his passing late last year. Until recently, Joe served in Hartford as a communications coordinator for Terry and other legislators. Born and raised in Stratford, Joe attended Holy Name Elementary, Wooster Middle and Stratford High School. Joe serves on the Energy & Technology, Environment, and Judiciary Committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE ANDRE BAKER (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 124
    Towns: Bridgeport (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/baker

    Andre Baker is running for re-election to represent the 124th Assembly District. He has resided in Bridgeport for nearly 20 years and currently lives in the East End. He was one of three CEA and BEA—endorsed Democrats who defeated the education reform Democrats in the primary election for the Bridgeport Board of Education in 2012 before winning the general election handily. As a four term city councilor he was known for his willingness to stand up against Mayor Finch and has become increasingly popular in the city, particularly in the East End. Andre is also the owner-operator of Baker Funeral Services.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JACK HENNESSY (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 127
    Towns: Bridgeport (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/hennessy

    Jack Hennessy was first elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 2004 to represent the 127th District, the North End of Bridgeport. Hennessy serves as House Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee and serves on Environment Committee, and Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee.


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    REPRESENTATIVE EZEQUIEL SANTIAGO (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 130
    Towns: Bridgeport (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/santiago/

    Ezequiel Santiago was born in Camden, New Jersey and raised in the south end of Bridgeport. He began his political career as a volunteer on his father Americo Santiago's political campaigns for State Representative and Secretary of State, and assisting his step father, Mitch Robles with many local campaigns. He was first elected to serve the 130th Assembly District in 2008. He serves on the Appropriations, Commerce, and Planning & Development Committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE CRISTIN MCCARTHY VAHEY (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 133
    Towns: Fairfield (p)

    https://cristinmccarthyvahey.com/
    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/mccarthyvahey

    State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey was elected in 2014 to serve Fairfield's 133rd Assembly District. She was previously elected to Fairfield's Representative Town Meeting in 2005, where she served as Deputy Moderator and Minority Leader. She currently serves on the Education, Appropriations, and Transportation Committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE JONATHAN STEINBERG (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 136
    Towns: Westport (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/steinberg/

    Jonathan Steinberg was first elected to serve as State Representative in the 136th Assembly District of Westport in 2010. The district includes most of Westport.


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    REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS PERONE (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 137
    Towns: Norwalk (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/perone/

    Chris has represented Norwalk's 137th district since 2004 and currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader and Co-Chair of the Commerce Committee. Chris holds an Executive MBA from UConn and a degree in advertising from Syracuse University. He works as a marketing professional when he is not fighting for Norwalkers at the Capitol.


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    JEFFREY TOMCHIK (D)

    Running for State Representative in District 138
    Towns: Danbury (p), New Fairfield (p), Ridgefield

    Jeff Tomchik is running to represent the 138th Assembly District. As a Veteran, Firefighter and EMT, Jeff's life has been about serving our country. Today he serves in the Danbury Fire Department and volunteers on the MORE Commission. Jeff continues to commit his time to the community. Whether for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Operation Warm, or Guiding Eyes for the Blind, he is always ready to give back and help others. Jeff and his wife Heather grew up in the Greater Danbury area, and they live in Danbury with their black lab, Shadow.


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    REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN RYAN (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 139
    Towns: Bozrah, Montville (p), Norwich (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/ryan/

    State Representative Kevin Ryan serves the towns of Bozrah, Montville and Norwich in the 139th House District. He is a Deputy Speaker and an eleven term General Assembly veteran. Kevin served eight years as the House Chairman of the Labor and Public Employees Committee. He also served as co-chair of the School Building Subcommittee.


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    REPRESENTATIVE GAIL LAVILLE (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 143
    Towns: Norwalk (p), Westport (p), Wilton (p)

    http://cthousegop.com/gail-lavielle/

    Gail Lavielle was elected to Connecticut’s House of Representatives in 2010 to represent the 143rd district, which includes most of Wilton, the eastern part of Norwalk, and part of Westport, west of the Saugatuck River. She is the House Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Education Committee and a member of the Appropriations, and Transportation Committees.


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    REPRESENTATIVE CAROLINE SIMMONS (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 144
    Towns: Stamford (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/simmons

    Caroline B. Simmons is running for re-election to represent the 144th Assembly District in Stamford, Connecticut. Caroline worked for the Women’s Business Development Council in Stamford where she helped provide entrepreneurial, financial, and professional development training programs for women in CT. She currently serves on the WBDC’s board. Previously, Caroline worked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for four and a half years. As Director of Special Projects in the Counterterrorism Coordinator’s Office at Homeland Security, Caroline provided support for DHS’s domestic and international counterterrorism programs. Caroline helped support DHS’s programs and budget for its homeland security team in Kabul, Afghanistan, and traveled to Kabul multiple times in connection with this work. Caroline also worked to enhance the Department’s countering violent extremism and active shooter awareness and response training for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers. Before this, Caroline interned at the U.S. Department of State for the Middle East Partnership Initiative within the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, where she assisted with economic empowerment programs in the Middle East. Caroline is Co-Chair of the Connecticut Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, and a member of the Stamford League of Women Voters and the Southwest CT Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.


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    REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM TONG (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 147
    Towns: Darien (p), Stamford (p)

    http://www.housedems.ct.gov/tong/

    William Tong is honored to serve the 147th District in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Running for his sixth term, Representative Tong represents the largest district in Stamford that includes North Stamford, Springdale, Westover, and the western part of Darien. Representative Tong is the House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over all criminal laws in Connecticut, the court system and all judicial nominations, and most substantive areas of civil rights, commercial and business law, real property, and probate. Representative Tong was previously House Chairman of the Banking Committee.


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    SENATOR ERIC COLEMAN (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 2
    Towns: Bloomfield (p), Hartford (p), Windsor (p)

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/coleman.php

    State Senator Eric D. Coleman began serving the Second Senatorial District in January, 1995. The district includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served in the State House of Representatives from 1983 to 1994. While a member of the House of Representatives, Senator Coleman served two terms as Assistant Majority Leader. In 1991, he served a term as Majority Whip, and was Deputy Speaker of the House in 1993.


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    SENATOR STEVE CASSANO (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 4
    Towns: Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury, Manchester

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/cassano.php

    State Senator Steve Cassano was elected in November 2010 to represent the residents of the 4th State Senate District. Steve was re-elected in 2012 and 2014 to represent the re-configured 4th State Senate District towns of Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury and Manchester.


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    SENATOR BETH BYE (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 5
    Towns: Bloomfield (p), Burlington, Farmington (p), West Hartford

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/bye.php

    On November 2, 2010, Senator Beth Bye was elected to represent the citizens of the 5th Senate District which includes the Towns of Bloomfield, Burlington, Farmington and West Hartford. Beth serves as Senate Chair of the Appropriations Committee and is also a member of the Education, Judiciary, Children’s and Legislative Management committees. Her diverse interests include education, economic development, services for people with disabilities, mental health care and the environment.


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    SENATOR TERRY GERRATANA (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 6
    Towns: Berlin, Farmington (p), New Britain

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/gerratana.php

    Theresa “Terry” Bielinski Gerratana was first elected in a special election on February 22, 2011, to represent the citizens of New Britain, Berlin and Farmington. A lifelong resident, Terry has been involved in her community as a concerned citizen, a volunteer, an organizer, an activist and a legislator for more than two decades. She serves as co-chair of the Public Health Committee and vice-chair of the Government Administration and Elections Committee.


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    SENATOR JOHN KISSEL (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 7
    Towns: East Granby, Enfield, Granby (p), Somers, Suffield, Windsor (p), Windsor Locks

    http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-kissel/

    State Senator John A. Kissel is currently running for his 13th term representing Connecticut’s 7th Senatorial District, which includes East Granby, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks and portions of Granby and Windsor.


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    SENATOR KEVIN WITKOS (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 8
    Towns: Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby (p), Hartland, Harwinton (p), New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury, Torrington (p)

    http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-witkos/

    State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) is serving his fourth term in the State Senate. He became the Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore in January 2015 and he proudly represents the 8th Senate District, which includes the communities of Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury and Torrington. Witkos previously served as Deputy Minority Leader Pro Tempore for the Senate Republicans. He is also the current Caucus Chairman for Outreach of the Senate Republican Caucus, Ranking Member on the General Assembly’s General Law Committee and Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee, and a member of the Legislative Management and Regulations Review committees.


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    SENATOR PAUL DOYLE (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 9
    Towns: Cromwell, Middletown (p), Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield (p)

    http://doyleforstatesenate.com/
    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/doyle.php

    Paul Doyle is running for his sixth term representing the residents of the 9th State Senate District, which consists of the towns of Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. He currently serves as Senate Chair of the General Law Committee, as well as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary and Housing Committees. Senator Doyle also serves as a member of the Regulations Review Committee.


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    SENATOR MARTIN LOONEY (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 11
    Towns: Hamden (p), New Haven (p), North Haven (p)

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/looney.php

    Martin Looney currently is in his twelfth term having been elected to the State Senate in 1992. In January of 2015, Senator Looney was elected by the members of the State Senate to serve as President Pro Tempore, the highest-ranking legislator in the Connecticut General Assembly. Prior to his election as Senate President, Senator Looney served 12 years as Senate Majority Leader. During his career he served six years as Senate Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee; Chairman of the Banks Committee; and one term as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee.


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    SENATOR TED KENNEDY (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 12
    Towns: Branford, Durham (p), Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, North Branford

    http://tedkennedyjr.com/
    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/kennedy.php

    Ted Kennedy, Jr. was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in November 2014 to serve the communities of Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, and North Branford. Ted brings with him a wealth of experience in the private and public sectors. Ted received his Bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University and graduated from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He received his law degree from the University Of Connecticut School Of Ted serves as Chair of the legislature's Environment Committee and serves on the Public Health and Transportation Committees.


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    SENATOR DANTE BARTOLOMEO (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 13
    Towns: Cheshire (p), Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown (p)

    http://www.danteforstatesenate.com/
    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/bartolomeo.php

    Danté Bartolomeo was elected in November 2012 to serve the 13th State Senatorial District communities of Meriden, Cheshire, Middlefield, Middletown and Rockfall. Danté is Senate Co-Chair of both the legislature’s Committee on Children and the Housing Committee, and is a member of the Education and Internship committees.


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    SENATOR GAYLE SLOSSBERG (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 14
    Towns: Milford, Orange, West Haven (p), Woodbridge (p)

    http://gayleslossberg.com/
    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/slossberg.php

    Gayle Slossberg is a dynamic leader who exemplifies a lifetime of community involvement. First elected in 2004, Senator Slossberg was reelected in 2014 for her sixth term as the State Senator representing Milford, Orange, the southern half of West Haven, and part of Woodbridge. She is Senate Chair of the General Assembly’s Education Committee and Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee.


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    SENATOR JOSEPH CRISCO (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 17
    Towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden (p), Naugatuck (p), Woodbridge (p)

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/crisco.php

    First elected to the Connecticut State Senate in November of 1992, Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. represents the 17th Senatorial District towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge. Now running for his 13th, Senator Crisco is part of the leadership team for the Senate Democratic Caucus. He is the Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore and also serves as the Federal Relations Liaison for the caucus. Senator Crisco is currently Senate Chair of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee and Vice Chair of the Banks, Commerce and Public Health Committees. He is also a member of the Executive & Legislative Nominations and Legislative Management Committees.


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    TIM BOWLES (D)

    Running for State Senate in District 18
    Towns: Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, Voluntown

    http://www.bowles2016.com/

    Tim Bowles, a long-time Eastern Connecticut resident, is running for the 18th Senate District. A social worker by trade, Tim spent 30 years serving the people of Connecticut; first as a Social Worker with the Department of Children and Families then as Legislative Liaison for the Office of Policy and Management. Recently Tim has continued his service through public office; first as Selectman representing Preston then as State Representative in the 42nd House District.


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    SENATOR CATHERINE OSTEN (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 19
    Towns: Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Marlborough, Montville (p), Norwich, Sprague

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/osten.php

    State Senator Cathy Osten was first elected in November 2012 and re-elected in November 2014 to represent the residents of the 19th state Senatorial District communities of Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Marlborough, Montville, Norwich and Sprague. Cathy is Senate Chairman of the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Aging, Housing, and Labor & Public Employees committee, and a member of the Transportation Committee.


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    MARILYN MOORE (D)

    Running for State Senate in District 22
    Towns: Bridgeport (p), Monroe (p), Trumbull

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/moore.php

    Marilyn Moore was elected in 2014 to serve the 22nd State Senatorial District communities of Trumbull, sections of Bridgeport and Monroe. As a lifelong Bridgeport resident and community activist, Marilyn has been a force in advocating for health equity, living wage, and legislation that supports and protects Connecticut communities.


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    SENATOR ED GOMES (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 23
    Towns: Bridgeport (p), Stratford (p)

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/gomes.php

    On February 27, 2015, Ed Gomes was sworn in to serve as state Senator for the 23rd Senatorial District, which serves a two-thirds of Bridgeport and a portion of Stratford. Prior to this special election, Gomes had served the 23rd senatorial district from 2005 to 2012. Senator Gomes and his family moved to Bridgeport in 1944 where he attended Bridgeport public schools.


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    KENNETH GUCKER (D)

    Running for State Senate in District 24
    Towns: Bethel (p), Danbury, New Fairfield, Sheman

    Ken, a resident of Danbury for 28 years, was raised in New Fairfield, attended and graduated from New Fairfield schools, was active in Scouting with Troop 42 where he earned his Eagle Scout Award with Three Palms, and served a stint there as a volunteer firefighter. He is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ken’s parents still reside in their New Fairfield homestead and are active participants at the New Fairfield Senior Center.


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    SENATOR BOB DUFF (D)

    Running for Re-Election in District 25
    Towns: Darien (p), Norwalk

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/duff.php

    Bob Duff represents the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Norwalk and Darien. Reelected to the State Senate in 2014, he was chosen by his senate colleagues in 2015 to serve as Majority Leader. He is also Chair of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee and Vice Chair of the Legislative Management Committee.


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    PHILIP DWYER (D)

    Running for State Senate in District 28
    Towns: Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston (p), Westport (p)

    http://phildwyer2016.com/

    Phil Dwyer is running to represent the 28th Senatorial District. Phil has served on the Fairfield Board of Education, eventually becoming the Chair in 2012. Before moving to Connecticut, Phil’s public service included serving on the Northampton County Council in PA, and the Rye, NY Board of Education. Phil and his wife Debbie moved to Fairfield 24 years ago. They have two children, who both graduated from public schools.


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    REPRESENTATIVE MAE FLEXER (D)

    Running for State Senate in District 29
    Towns: Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Mansfield, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson, Windham

    http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/flexer.php

    State Senator Mae Flexer was sworn-in to the Connecticut State Senate in January 2015. From 2008 to 2014 Mae served three terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives serving the 44th Assembly District towns of Killingly and Plainfield. After her election in November 2014, Mae was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney to serve as Majority Whip and Senate Chair of the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs and Aging committees and as Senate Vice-Chair of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee.


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    NORMAN NEEDLEMAN (D)

    Running for State Senate in District 33
    Towns: Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook

    http://norm.vote/

    Norm Needleman is running for State Senate in the 33rd District. 37 years ago, Norm founded Tower Laboratories, a manufacturing business. As CEO, he has built the business to become a leader in its segment, employing 150 people at facilities in Essex and Clinton. In the public sector, Norm has over 20 years of active involvement in town government, and is currently in his third term as First Selectman in Essex. Norm also plays an major role in local and regional non-profit organizations, as both an executive and a contributor. During Norm’s three terms as First Selectman, the Essex municipal government has become one of the most effective and efficient town governments in the state, maintaining balanced budgets for seven years, and delivering a high level of services. All of this was accomplished keeping tax rates among the lowest in the state.


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    SENATOR LEONARD FASANO (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 34
    Towns: Durham (p), East Haven, North Haven (p), Wallingford

    http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-fasano/

    State Senator Len Fasano has served the 34th Senatorial District communities of Durham, East Haven, North Haven and Wallingford since 2003. Following his reelection in 2014, the Senate Republican Caucus elected Fasano to serve as Senate Minority Leader. Fasano has previously served as a Senate Deputy Minority Leader and Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore. In addition to his current leadership position, Senator Fasano serves as Ranking Member on the General Assembly’s Legislative Management Committee. He also serves on the Executive & Legislative Nominations, Internship, and Planning & Development committees. He has previously served as Ranking Member of the Planning and Development Committee, Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee and Regulations Review Committee.


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    SENATOR ANTHONY GUGLIELMO (R)

    Running for Re-Election in District 35
    Towns: Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Ellington (p), Hampton, Pomfret, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, Woodstock

    http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-guglielmo/

    Senator Tony Guglielmo, of Stafford, was first elected to represent the 35th Senatorial District in the General Assembly in 1992. He is ranking member on the Public Safety Committee. He also is a member of the Legislative Program and Review and Investigation Committee, Executive & Legislative Nominations and the Internship Committee.



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