Green Party Nominates Fairfield County Candidates

Aug 29th, 2012 | By | Category: General

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

Remy Chevalier: State Senator, District 36

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.org.

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