I recently ran in the Democratic Primary for State Representative of the 140th Legislative District, here in Norwalk. Although I missed securing the nomination by a very close margin, I ended up earning the nomination of the CT Working Families Party, and will still appear on the ballot in November.
Some have asked me whether having two Democrats—my progressive campaign against the political establishment—continue in a race against a Trump-supporting Republican is a wise move. I understand concerns about splitting votes. But the truth is, given the roughly 4:1 ratio of Democratic to Republican voters in the 140th, it is nearly impossible for this seat to go to a Republican. In fact, dropping out of the race would be a disservice to our district. If politicians think they can take our votes for granted, they end up acting as though they don’t have to work for it.
I’m in this race to make sure that nobody takes our votes for granted, and to give us a chance to really think about what’s best for our district—not what’s best for politics. We’ll have a choice in November. We can go with more of the same? Or we can commit to changing to something better.
Let’s commit to something better, together.