Here are the Democratic Party candidates that South Windsor voters will be casting ballots for on November 6.
Candidate for Governor
Ned Lamont is running for Governor to resolve Connecticut’s fiscal crisis and revitalize our economy – to put in place policies that will ensure a new wave of job creation across our state. Ned believes we need a new kind of leadership. Ned is an entrepreneur who started up and ran a small business right here in Connecticut. Ned has a plan that cuts property taxes for the middle class, transforms our business climate, and stands up for working families and Connecticut values.
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
United States Senator
Chris Murphy has dedicated his career to serving the people of Connecticut. Elected to the Senate in 2012, Chris is a leading voice fighting to create jobs, make sure all Americans have good health care they can afford, and keep our kids safe from gun violence. Chris has earned a reputation as a serious legislator who is willing to stand up for his principles and reach across the aisle. On issues ranging from transportation and manufacturing to fixing our broken mental health system and combating the opioid crisis, Chris listens to his constituents and works hard with both Democrats and Republicans to get things done
Representative in Congress
Since entering Congress, John has always taken pride in his record of constituent service. Working on behalf of his constituents starts with listening to them, which is why John holds many public forums throughout the district to get feedback and ideas. John has worked to keep jobs in Connecticut, improve our education system, promote energy independence, and protect Medicare for our seniors.
Senator Tim Larson believes in the future of Connecticut. Senator Larson is creating jobs in our area. From creating opportunities in vocational schools to bringing good-paying jobs into our region, Senator Larson is making sure we can all make ends meet. Addressing the problem of crumbling foundations, Senator Larson passed bipartisan legislation that will help us rebuild, creating a $20 million fund for homeowners with crumbling foundations. Senator Larson shares our values, and will make sure that we can continue to thrive here in Connecticut.
State Representative 11th District (SW voting district 1)
Jeff Currey is currently Deputy Majority Leader in the Connecticut House of Representatives and is on the Appropriations, Education, and Judiciary committees. Jeff proudly servers East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor District 1. For the second time in a row, Republicans have decided not to run a candidate against Rep. Jeff Currey.
Candidate for State Representative 14th District (SW voting districts 2-5)
John believes we need new voices in Hartford who will represent our values. That means investing in education, healthcare, living wages, and real opportunities for career growth and training. John understands business needs as as our state representative he will fight to create good jobs that keep our youth in South Windsor, grow our economy by fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and provide financial relief to families by advancing progress on the crumbling foundation issue.
Secretary of the State
Denise has been a champion of protecting the privacy of Connecticut’s voters by standing up to the Trump administration’s Pence-Kobach Commission’s heavy-handed attempt to use voter registration information to fraudulently disenfranchise voters nationwide. As the most recent past-President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, and current chair of the Cyber Security Committee, Denise has made protecting the integrity of Connecticut’s, and the United States’, elections from foreign cyber interference her highest priority.
Candidate for Treasurer
As Treasurer, Shawn will continue to put his passion for public service and experience with complicated financial and investment issues to work for the people of Connecticut. He will use real experience to get real results. Shawn has a long record of standing up for working people and taxpayers – and that will be the focus of his service as State Treasurer.
Democrat Kevin Lembo is an advocate, activist, and now Connecticut’s State Comptroller, who has dedicated his life to taking on the system and making it work for people. Now in his second term as Comptroller, Kevin has led and continues to lead efforts to improve and expand public access to information about state revenue and spending, state payments, and payroll.
Candidate for Attorney General
For more than a decade in public service, William Tong has taken on powerful forces and beaten them. As the House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, William has overall responsibility for Connecticut’s legal system. In that role, William took on the National Rifle Association and won, protecting victims of domestic violence by taking guns away from their abusers. He took on the big banks and overhauled our state’s foreclosure laws to help Connecticut families stay in their homes during the financial crisis. He took on a system of mass incarceration to give thousands who made mistakes a second chance to succeed and he reformed an unjust bail system. He took on right-wing extremists and helped to pass historic, first-in-the-nation civil rights laws, including laws to protect the LGBTQ community. William took on these fights alongside Connecticut’s families in the name of fairness, justice, and because each was the right thing to do.