Ned Lamont, the former Greenwich selectman and failed 2006 Democratic Senate candidate, just issued this list of endorsements for governor.
”Today, Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont announced support for his campaign from fifteen elected officials in Seymour, Ansonia, and Derby. Lamont has been visiting with Democrats across the state, discussing his plan to get Connecticut’s economy moving forward and listening to their priorities for the next governor.
“I’m proud to endorse Ned for governor, because we need a leader in Hartford who isn’t afraid to make bold choices. Ned has stood up to the establishment time and again, and he has the right plan to get our state moving again,” First Selectman Paul Roy said.
“Ned brings a fresh approach to meeting the challenges we face here in Connecticut. We need those fresh ideas now more than ever, and we need a fierce advocate who will make things happen. Ned is the candidate I trust to make the changes we need,” said Town Chair Eileen Krugel.
“Having served in Hartford, I know how important it is to have a governor with a clear vision for the state, and the courage to lead us in a new direction. Ned Lamont will bring an executive approach to the governor’s office that we’ve been missing for over twenty years, and that’s why I’m supporting him,” said Former State Rep. Tonucci.
The following officials have endorsed Lamont for governor:
- Seymour First Selectman Paul Roy
- Ansonia Acting Mayor Steve Blume
- Ansonia Town Chair Eileen Krugel
- State Representative Linda Gentile
- Ansonia Delegate John Gentile
- Ansonia Former Mayor and Delegate James Finnucan
- Ansonia Former Mayor Lester Hale
- Former State Representative Vincent Tonucci
- Derby Former Mayor Marc Garofalo
- Derby Delegate Tom Lionetti
- Ansonia Alderman and Delegate Gene Sharkey
- Ansonia Alderman Jerome Fainer
- Ansonia Alderman Scott Nihill
- Ansonia Alderman Robert Beall
- Ansonia Delegate Kevin Blake
“I’m honored by the support I’ve received from people across Connecticut, including these great leaders from the Valley area. I’ve been working hard to get our message out to people in every corner of the state, and to listen to what they are telling me. They want a governor who will create jobs and get our state back on offense, and lay the groundwork for a strong economy for their kids. That’s what I’ll do as governor, with the support of state leaders like the ones from Ansonia, Derby, and Seymour who are standing up for me today,” Lamont said.
Lamont’s campaign has been gaining momentum, with the release of his Business Plan for Connecticut and visits with business leaders and workers around the state. Lamont has also been building a team of staff at his New Haven headquarters, and recently began airing television commercials to communicate directly with voters across Connecticut.”