STAMFORD–Members of the Fairfield County Green Party met here Monday night and nominated candidates for state and local office.
The Green Party is a minor political party recognized by the state of Connecticut. It is based on principles of environmentalism, grassroots democracy, and economic and social justice. Remy Chevalier will appear on the ballot for State Senator, District 36, which covers Greenwich, north Stamford, and New Canaan, while Rolf Maurer will be the candidate for State Senator, District 27, which covers the rest of Stamford and part of Darien. Candidates will run for State Representative in Districts 125 (New Canaan), 135 (Easton/Weston/Redding). and 148 (Stamford).
Chevalier is owner of The Aquarium, an environmental reading room in downtown Norwalk, and director of Rock the Reactors, an organization campaigning to shut down Indian Point nuclear power plant. Maurer, with a background in the publishing industry, has run for state legislature in the past, calling for the establishment of a state public bank, local agriculture initiatives, and a single-payer health care plan for CT residents.
The full list of nominated candidates in Fairfield County is as follows:
Rolf Maurer: State Senator, District 27
David Bedell: State Representative, District 125
Gabriel Rossi: State Representative, District 135
Rolf Maurer: State Representative, District 148
Cora Santaguida: Board of Education, Stamford
Michael Schmidt: Board of Education, Stamford
Mary Farrell: Registrar of Voters, Stamford
Jane Weston: Registrar of Voters, Weston
Still unknown is whether Green Presidential candidate Jill Stein or U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Russell will appear on the ballot in Connecticut. Petitions were submitted up until the deadline of August 8, but the Secretary of the State’s office has not yet announced the results of its signature count.
More information about the Connecticut Green Party’s candidates and platform can be found at www.ctgreenparty.