Democratic state representative and mayoral candidate William Tong will launch a six-week campaign Thursday to win the city’s primary election next month with a presentation of a three-point jobs and economic plan at Old Town Hall.
Tong is scheduled to meet with entrepreneurs at the Stamford Innovation Center, a business incubator located at Old Town Hall as the first stop on his 2020 Tour.
In a press release issued Wednesday, Tong’s campaign said he would outline his vision to recruit and grow start-up companies, including women-led businesses.
Tong failed to win the Democratic City Committee’s nomination for a spot on November’s general election ballot falling short to Board of Finance member and 2009 mayoral candidate David Martin.
Tong, a corporate attorney, has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for his campaign since entering the race in February and is currently collecting signatures to challenge Martin for his spot on the ballot. Tong has until Aug. 7 to collect the 1,197 signatures needed to force a primary election, scheduled for Sept. 10.