We are eager to roll up our sleeves and get to work to help all our amazing Democratic candidates get elected this November. With Trump at the top of the ballot this November, we need to ensure that our local Democrats in the CT State House and our Congressman in the U.S. Capitol win their re-elections and continue to protect our health, schools, jobs, and safety here in Connecticut. Every vote is needed when elections are too often won at the margins and so much is at stake.
Candidates for the November 3rd, 2020 Election
Serving the People of Connecticut’s 4th District
Jim Himes, currently serving his sixth term in Congress, has been a consistent leader working with both sides of the aisle to bring a commonsense approach to solve the problems Americans and Connecticut residents face every day. In Congress, Jim has worked to keep our country safe, encourage economic growth, secure jobs for the middle class, protect the civil rights of all Americans, look to the future while supporting education, technological growth and science and create opportunities for Connecticut.
Jim represents Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, part of Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton. He currently serves as a member of the House Financial Services Committee and of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where he is Chairman of the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee.
Before his service in Congress, he worked for 12 years in business and five years in the non-profit affordable-housing world. He then decided to run for Congress because he did not want to keep America in an endless war and he wanted to help bring change to Washington with a commonsense, independent approach to ensure both sides of the aisle work together for the advancement of our country and our state.
With a proud record of achievement in Congress, Jim looks forward to continuing the fight on behalf of all families throughout the 4th District, and working to help the economy grow, help our small businesses create jobs, help our local environment and protect our rights.
Learn more about Jim Himes.
Serving the towns of District 26 in the CT General Assembly
Will spent his first term in the Connecticut State Senate fighting to lower the cost of higher education, enact common-sense gun regulations and invest in transportation improvements for Fairfield County. This year, he decided to run for a second term because he believed that Connecticut’s best days lie ahead of us, not behind us.
In this moment of crisis, Will has shown us he is eager to continue fighting for the health of families and the success of businesses in our community.
“I believe that while Washington is talking about problems, Hartford is actually solving them. In the absence of federal leadership, it’s more important than ever that our state government is guided by science, democratic principles, and a belief that government is a means of lifting people up instead of tearing them down.”
State Senator Will Haskell was elected in November 2018 to represent the 26th State Senate District. Born in 1996, he is the youngest member of the General Assembly. Will serves as the Senate Chair of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee and the Vice Chair of the Government Administration and Elections Committee. He also serves on the Environment, Judiciary and Transportation Committees. In 2019, Will was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List.
Will attended the Westport Public Schools and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University. In 2018, his campaign for the State Senate was endorsed by President Barack Obama.
Learn more about Will Haskell.
Serving District 135 in the CT General Assembly
Anne serves as our state representative while also working as Coordinator of the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention and Social Worker for Jewish Family Services in Bridgeport. From 30 years of social work with people in assisted living, she knows what it takes to keep seniors and our most vulnerable safe from COVID-19 and other threats. Anne believes that the only path forward is to work together in unprecedented coordination between neighboring states and communities to overcome COVID-19 and the challenges that lie ahead.
We need leaders who listen to the quietest voices in the room. As a social worker and from thousands of conversations with constituents, Anne knows that people whose lives are most impacted by policy are often the least able to speak up. During her first term, Anne delivered paid family medical leave, stood in picket lines with grocery workers now on the frontlines of this pandemic, advocated for senior tax relief, and brought Connecticut closer to affordable health care for all with a public option.
In addition to playing a pivotal role in the passage of paid family leave and an on-time, balanced budget, Anne has co-introduced or sponsored 79 bills, more than 15 times that of her predecessor. She was named 2019 Environmental Champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and served as Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus, making her one of the most influential freshman representatives in Hartford. Most of the bills that Anne introduced were in response to constituents.
Anne played a vital role in securing 160 acres added to the Aspetuck Land Trust, getting the release of bond funds for the Weston Library Children’s Room expansion, obtaining the grant for historical repairs to the Norfield Church, and securing a pilot program for Easton and Redding farmers. She has also worked to be as accessible as possible. During the COVID-19 crisis, Anne has used her role to serve as a reliable resource for information and coordinating efforts that get supplies to frontline workers.
You can reach her Anne anytime on her cell phone at 203-613-4040 for questions related to COVID-19 or other topics.
Learn more about Anne Hughes.
Serving District 2 in the CT General Assembly
In his first term representing Bethel, Danbury, Redding, and Newtown, Raghib has brought fresh ideas and perspectives to Hartford. He kept his promise to get the job done for us. Whether supporting small businesses, fixing the budget crisis, advocating for public education, or investing in Connecticut’s green energy future, Raghib has a deep understanding of our community’s needs.
Raised in Bethel, Raghib graduated from Bethel Public Schools and worked his way to becoming a Congressional advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here he developed an in-depth understanding of energy and environmental issues and emergency response/disaster relief.
As our State Representative, he has worked to gain bipartisan support for legislation. Raghib has also served as the Vice President of the HERO Project, which raises awareness and resources to combat the opioid epidemic in the Danbury area.
Learn more about Raghib Allie-Brennan.