Wilton Democratic Town Committee Endorses Ned Lamont as Connecticut’s Next Governor
Lamont to Join Will Haskell, Ross Tartell, and Stephanie Thomas at Day of Action on Saturday; All Wilton Residents Welcome
Wilton, CT – Three Democratic State Assembly candidates, each seeking to represent part or all of Wilton, will hold a joint campaign kickoff event in town on July 28th. Will Haskell, candidate for the 26th Senate District, Ross Tartell, candidate for the 125th House district, and Stephanie Thomas, candidate for the 143rd House district, are planning a day of canvassing and phone banking to kick off their campaigns’ presence in Wilton.
In addition, The Wilton Democratic Town Committee is proud to endorse Democratic candidate for Governor Ned Lamont and is excited to announce that Ned and his team will also be joining this weekend’s kickoff event.
The Day of Action is one part of a coordinated effort by each campaign and the Wilton Democratic Town Committee to elect Democratic representatives to the statehouse this November.
“Like our nation, Wilton is at a crossroads,” Ross Tartell, Democratic Candidate for State Representative of the 125th District, remarks. “Everyone I meet is disappointed in what we see in Hartford. How can we better manage and lead Connecticut in these challenging times? When we can find common ground in Hartford, we can unlock hidden opportunities to better serve our communities. This is how we get our state back on the path to success.”
“In 2016, Wilton residents voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 22 percentage points,” notes State Senate candidate Will Haskell, who is opposing Republican incumbent Toni Boucher. “I think Wilton residents recognize that the GOP is changing, both nationally and in Connecticut, and that the Republican party may no longer represent Wilton’s values.”
“I am running because the values we hold dear are under attack and I want to build a positive future for our community based on those principles,” states Stephanie Thomas, who petitioned onto the ballot to challenge incumbent Gail Lavielle. “With fiscal responsibility as our compass and Democrats representing those values, we can work together to keep Connecticut the great place we love and a great place to stay.”
“I am honored to have received the support of the Wilton Democratic Town Committee,” says gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont. “Elections have consequences. That’s why together we will work to elect Democrats in Wilton and beyond. It’s important that we elect leaders who will fight to protect Connecticut values and stand up to the Trump Administration. If elected, I am committed to fighting to create equal opportunities for all Connecticut residents, lifting up all of our students and bringing new businesses and job opportunities to our state.”
The details of the event are as follows: Volunteers and supporters will meet at the Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, at 10:30 AM. Each candidate will give a brief speech about their vision for Wilton and for Connecticut. Volunteers will then receive training on the basics of canvassing before splitting into groups to knock on doors and speak with voters around Wilton. Volunteers should wear comfortable shoes, and no previous canvassing experience is necessary. All are welcome to come to hear from the candidates whether or not they plan to participate in the canvassing.
Candidate for State Senate, 26th District
Candidate for State Representative, 125th District
Candidate for State Representative, 143rd District