Democratic Candidates for 2020

Jeff Currey

State Representative 11th District (Voting District 1 / Pleasant Valley School)

Jeff Currey is a lifelong resident of East Hartford and proud son, brother, and uncle. Jeff has served the communities of the 11th Assembly District since 2015, representing parts of East Hartford, Manchester and South Windsor.

Jeff graduated from the East Hartford Public School System and received his B.A. from Wagner College in New York City. After graduating from college, he found his way back to a life of public service, something embedded in him from the time he was very young. Giving back to the community is a family tradition he enjoys continuing.

Jeff is the Manager of Special Projects for the Admissions Department at Goodwin University in East Hartford. He is currently working with the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Employment & Training division providing free certification and associate degree programs to residents receiving SNAP benefits. Prior to joining the team at Goodwin, Jeff worked for the CT Department of Labor assisting in overseeing the Jobs First Employment Services Program for those on cash assistance throughout the state.

Prior to serving as a State Representative, Jeff served as the Chairman of the East Hartford Board of Education, where he was first elected in 2009. Additionally, he has served as a board member for a number of organizations throughout Connecticut including the CT Coalition to End Homelessness, Little Theatre of Manchester, Lutz Childrens Museum, and others in and around the district.

State Senator 3rd District

State Senator Saud Anwar was elected in February 2019 to represent the residents of the 3rd State Senate District towns of East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington and South Windsor. Saud was first elected to public office in 2011 as a member of South Windsor’s Town Council. He has served two terms as South Windsor mayor, once from 2013 to 2015 and once from 2017 to 2019.

Saud is a medical doctor with specializations in treating lung diseases and critical care medicine, occupational and environmental medicine. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals.

Saud also works with humanitarian and peace initiatives on a local, national and global scale. He has organized medical missions for disaster relief, receiving citations for doing so from former Governor Jodi Rell, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz.

In South Windsor, Saud is a founding member of the South Windsor Hunger Action Team, Zero Waste South Windsor and the South Windsor Alliance for Progress. He is also the founder of South Windsor Haiti School Inc., a board member of the South Windsor Community Foundation and is a former chair of the South Windsor Human Relations Commission.

John Larson

Representative in Congress

Being the Representative for the people of the first district means, for John, working to solve both big issues and small problems. Whether it is making sure the Social Security system is here for decades to come or helping a constituent whose Social Security application has gotten lost in the bureaucracy, John fights for the people of the 1st district, and America.

He does this, by first listening. He holds more town halls and small group meetings than other members of Congress. Town halls on healthcare reform, global terrorism, police reform, and Covid-19 – to name a few. Then, he leads by taking bold action – taking what he has learned in these town halls, meetings, and even protests, and fighting to create effective policies and solutions.

Joe Biden


We’re in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough, resilient, but always full of hope. It’s time to treat each other with dignity. Build a middle class that works for everybody. Fight back against the incredible abuses of power we’re seeing. It’s time to dig deep and remember that our best days still lie ahead.

It’s time for respected leadership on the world stage—and dignified leadership at home. It’s time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. It’s time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work. It’s time for a president who will stand up for all of us.

Thank you for running, Genevieve!

Candidate for State Representative 14th District

Genevieve Coursey gets things done. At the height of the COVID outbreak, she founded South Windsor Strong and worked to unite town organizations and our local restaurants to provide hundreds of meals to essential workers and families facing food insecurity. A military wife, mother of three and Girl Scout Leader, Genevieve works hard, studies the details and fights fiercely for things she cares about. Genevieve understands the needs of South Windsor families.

It’s time for a new voice for South Windsor. That’s why Genevieve is running to be our state representative.

“It’s time South Windsor had a state representative who voted ‘YES’ for paid family leave, raising the minimum wage, and increasing police accountability. That’s how I will vote for you.”

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