While the election may not have gone exactly how we hoped, we re-elected Senator Blumenthal and all five members of our all-Democratic congressional delegation including our Congressman Jim Himes; and Democrats will continue to hold majorities in the state legislature in an incredibly difficult year for Democrats across the board. This is thanks in no small part to the monumental efforts of our grassroots volunteers and activists. Thank you — and onward!
VOTE TUESDAY, November 8
Redding Community Center 6am-8pm!
We recommend the entire Democratic slate in the election on November 8th, not just because the candidates are Democrats, but because they have the skills, experience, judgment, and temperament to serve.
Raghib Allie-Brennan is running to represent Redding in the State General Assembly for the 2nd District, and part of Redding is represented with this seat. Raghib is a thoughtful, sensible choice and has been endorsed by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Former Secretary of the StateSusan Bysiewicz, Bethel First Selectman Matthew Knickerbocker, Redding First Selectwoman Julia Pemberton and Redding Selectman Leon Karvelis Jr, the Working Families Party, the CT Chapter of the National Organization for Women (CT NOW), Connecticut Against Gun Violence, NARAL Pro Choice Connecticut PAC, Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut PAC, Connecticut AFL-CIO and CT Young Democrats also endorsed Allie-Brennan.
Raghib is very experienced in legislative give and take, having served as a Congressional aide. His qualities will be invaluable as the state legislature must deal on a bipartisan basis with difficult fiscal and social service issues in the coming legislative biennium. His opponent, among other things, has a history as a knee-reflex strident supporter of eliminating gun regulation and should not represent a district so impacted by gun violence. Voters have a clear choice and it should be to vote for Raghib Allie-Brennan.
Sharon Wicks Dornfeld, the Democratic candidate for judge of the Northern Fairfield Probate District, will continue the high standards and integrity of the retiring Judge Joe Egan. Sharon has practiced for than 30 years in the Connecticut Probate, Superior, Appellate and Supreme courts, usually as an appointed agent of the court to represent children in guardianship, custody, neglect, abuse, termination of parental rights and adoption matters, to serve as conservator for elderly, disabled, and mentally ill people, or to serve as a fiduciary of trusts and estates. Recognizing her expertise, the legal community elected Sharon President of the Greater Danbury Bar Association and Chair of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Sharon has served on Town-chartered commissions and committees and in leadership positions with numerous community organizations.
Carolanne Curry, the Democratic candidate for the 26th State Senate district, is an area treasure with a vast and impressive resume of leadership in both the public and private sectors. Carolanne combines common sense and hands-on experience with independence and the courage to undertake bold action.
Congressman Jim Himes is a progressive champion willing to take a stand for what is right. He is fighting for a safer, cleaner, more just future for Connecticut’s children. In his four terms as our congressman, Jim has proven himself an outstanding legislator and leader, serving Ridgefield and the entire 4th Congressional district.
US Senator Richard Blumenthal is a paragon of public service who has worked tirelessly for the people of Connecticut as Attorney General for 20 years and as our Senator for the last six. Dick’s energy, enthusiasm, intellect, and passion are matched only by his stature as a champion of good government.
At the top of the ticket we have Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.
Hillary Clinton was elected to the Senate in 2000 and again in 2006. She was named to the office of Secretary of State in 2009. She served with distinction in both of those roles, and her service to our country and the world, especially to the most vulnerable among us, has been her life’s work. Tim Kaine has served as Mayor of Richmond, Lieutenant Governor, and then Governor of Virginia. He’s currently a US Senator from Virginia and our candidate for Vice President.
Vote the Democratic line on November 8th!