32BJ SEIU Announces Endorsements for Connecticut State Representatives

32BJ SEIU Announces Endorsements for Connecticut State Representatives

Hartford, CT— 32BJ SEIU formally announced today its endorsements for the Connecticut State Legislature candidates:

The following statement can be attributed to Kurt Westby, Connecticut Director of 32BJ SEIU:

“We will encourage our members to vote for these candidates because they have committed to help create good jobs and get our state’s economy working for the 99 percent. Connecticut needs real champions of working families that will stand up to special interests and fight for workers’ rights.”


2012 General Election Endorsements


Connecticut Legislative Candidates

State Senate

  • 1st District (Hartford and Wethersfield) – John Fonfara
  • 2nd District (Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor) – Eric Coleman
  • 3rd District (East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, and South Windsor) – Gary LeBeau
  • 4th District (Manchester and Glastonbury) – Steve Cassano
  • 5th District (West Hartford, Bloomfield, Burlington, and Farmington) – Beth Bye
  • 6th District (New Britain, Berlin, and Farmington) – Terry Gerratana
  • 7th District (East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks) – Karen Jarmoc
  • 10th District (New Haven and West Haven) – Toni N. Harp
  • 11th District (Hamden and New Haven) – Martin M. Looney
  • 12th District (Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, and North Branford) – Ed Meyer
  • 13th District (Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown) – Danté Bartolomeo
  • 16th District (Cheshire, Southington, Waterbury, and Wolcott) – John “Corky” Mazurek
  • 17th District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge) – Joseph J. Crisco, Jr.
  • 18th District (Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington and Voluntown) – Andrew Maynard
  • 19th District (Andover, Bozrah, Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, and Sprague): Catherine Osten
  • 20th District (East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford) – Andrea Stillman
  • 23rd District (Bridgeport and Stratford) – Andres Ayala, Jr.
  • 24th District (Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Sherman) – Jason Bartlett
  • 25th District (Stamford and Norwalk) – Bob Duff
  • 27th District (Darien and Stamford) – Carlo Leone
  • 29th District (Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Mansfield, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson, and Windham) – Donald E. Williams, Jr.
  • 31st District (Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, and Plymouth) – David Roche
  • 33rd District (Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook): James Crawford
  • 34th District (East Haven, North Haven, and Wallingford) – Steve Fontana
  • 36th District (Greenwich, New Canaan, and Stamford) – Daniel Dauplaise


State House of Representatives

  • 1st District (Hartford and Bloomfield) – Matt Ritter
  • 6th District (Hartford) – Edwin Vargas
  • 7th District (Hartford) – Douglas McCrory
  • 8th District (Columbia, Coventry, and Vernon) – John P. Murphy
  • 9th District (East Hartford and Manchester) – Jason Rojas
  • 10th District (East Hartford) – Henry Genga
  • 12th District (Manchester) – Geoff Luxenberg
  • 13th District (Glastonbury and Manchester) – Joe Diminico
  • 15th District (Bloomfield and Windsor) – David Baram
  • 18th District (West Hartford) – Andrew M. Fleischmann
  • 19th District (Avon, Farmington, and West Hartford) – Brian Becker
  • 20th District (West Hartford) – Joe Verrengia
  • 24th District (New Britain and Newington) – Rick Lopes
  • 25th District (New Britain) – Bobby Sanchez
  • 26th District (New Britain) – Peter Tercyak
  • 27th District (Newington) – Sandy Nafis
  • 28th District (Wethersfield) – Russ Morin
  • 29th District (Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield) – Antonio Guerrera
  • 30th District (Berlin and Southington) – Joe Aresimowicz
  • 31st District (Glastonbury and Manchester) – Thomas “Chip” Flanagan
  • 32nd District (Cromwell, Middletown and Portland) – Christopher Phelps
  • 34th District (East Hampton and Middletown) – Christopher Goff *
  • 38th District (Waterford and Montville) – Elizabeth Ritter
  • 39th District (New London) – Ernest Hewett
  • 41st District (Groton and New London) – Elissa Wright
  • 44th District (Killingly and Plainfield) – Mae Flexer
  • 46th District (Norwich) – Emmet D. Riley
  • 47th District (Canterbury, Norwich, Scotland, and Sprague) – Brian Sear
  • 48th District (Colchester and East Haddam) – Linda Orange
  • 49th District (Windham) – Susan Johnson
  • 52nd District (Somers, Stafford, and Union) – Chris Grohs
  • 54th District (Chaplin and Mansfield) – Gregory Haddad
  • 57th District (East Windsor and Ellington) – Jason Bowsza
  • 59th District (Enfield) – David Kiner
  • 64th District (Cornwall, Goshen, Salisbury, Sharon, and Torrington) – Roberta B. Willis
  • 65th District (Torrington) – Michelle Cook
  • 72nd District (Waterbury) – Larry Butler
  • 73rd District (Waterbury) – Jeffrey Berger
  • 75th District (Waterbury) – Victor Cuevas
  • 80th District (Southington and Wolcott) – Chuck Marsella
  • 81st District (Southington) – David Zoni
  • 85th District (Wallingford) – Mary Mushinsky
  • 88th District (Hamden) – Brendan Sharkey
  • 89th District (Bethany, Cheshire, and Prospect) – Vickie Orsini Nardello
  • 92nd District (New Haven) – Patricia Dillon
  • 93rd District (New Haven) – Toni Walker
  • 94th District (New Haven) – Gary Holder-Winfield
  • 95th District (New Haven) – Juan Candelaria
  • 96th District (New Haven) – Roland Lemar
  • 99th District (East Haven) – James Albis
  • 100th District (Durham, Middlefield, and Middletown) – Matt Lesser
  • 109th District (Danbury) – David Arconti, Jr.
  • 110th District (Danbury) – Robert Godfrey
  • 112th District (Monroe and Newtown) – Robert S. Dumbroski
  • 114th District (Derby, Orange, and Woodbridge) – Aldon Hynes
  • 115th District (West Haven) – Stephen Dargan
  • 118th District (Milford) – Kim Rose
  • 120th District (Stratford) – Terry Masters
  • 127th District (Bridgeport) – Jack Hennessy
  • 130th District (Bridgeport) – Ezequiel Santiago
  • 139th District (Bozrah, Franklin, Lebanon, and Montville) – Kevin Ryan
  • 142nd District (Norwalk) – Kate Tepper
  • 144th District (Stamford) – Michael Pollard
  • 145th District (Stamford) – Patricia Billie Miller
  • 147th District (Stamford) – William Tong
  • 146th District (Stamford) – Gerald Fox
  • 150th District (Greenwich) – Stephanie R. Paulmeno


Municipal Candidates & Referenda

City of Bridgeport

  • Question 1 (Bridgeport City Charter Revision on Education Governance) NO


City of Hartford

  • Registrar of Voters (Working Families Party) – Urania Petit


Federal Candidates

U.S. Senate

  • (Statewide) Christopher Murphy


U.S. House of Representatives

  • 1st District (Central Connecticut): John Larson
  • 2nd District (Eastern Connecticut): Joe Courtney
  • 3rd District (Southern Connecticut): Rosa DeLauro
  • 4th District (Southwest Connecticut): Jim Himes
  • 5th District (Western Connecticut): Elizabeth Esty


With 120,000 members on the East Coast—including 4,500 in Connecticut—32BJ is the largest property service union in the country. The union represents commercial cleaners, security officers, property service workers and food service employees throughout the state. Paid for by SEIU Local 32BJ Connecticut PAC, Juan Hernandez, Treasurer, 196 Trumbull St Ste 400, Hartford, CT 06103.  This message was made independent of any candidate or political party.”

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