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Minor party candidates in Connecticut

If you notice any errors, please list them in the comments. If you have anything to add, please do so in the comments. If you want to compile a list for your own state, please post it in the comments. You can view the complete list of Connecticut candidates here, at the Secretary of State’s website.

Note: The Working Families Party has cross-nominated all Democratic candidates for US House and many Democrats running for state representative and state senator in Connecticut.

Another note: According to a commenter, the Concerned Citizens Party is the local affiliate of the national Constitution Party.

President (statewide, nationwide race):
Ralph Nader, Independent

US House:
-District 1: Stephen Fournier, Green
-District 2: G. Scott Deshefy, Green
-District 3: Ralph Ferrucci, Green
-District 4: Richard Duffee, Green
Michael Anthony Carrano, Libertarian
-District 5: Thomas L. Winn, Independent
Harold Burbank, Green

Write-in Candidates for US Congress:
-District 1: Matthew Coleman
-District 2: Todd Vachon
-District 4: Eugene Flanagan
-District 5: Walter Gengarelly

State Representative:
-District 1: Mark Friedman, Connecticut for Lieberman
-District 2: Melanie O’Brien, Independent
-District 4: Bryce Snarski-Pierce, Connecticut for Lieberman
-District 20: John Mertens, Connecticut for Lieberman
-District 24: Ellen Pappalardo, Concerned Citizens
-District 29: Tomoyo Wakamatsu, Connecticut for Lieberman
-District 39: Kenric M. Hanson, Green
-District 49: Robert D. Gorgoglione, Concerned Citizens
-District 52: John M. Traceski, Christian Center Party
-District 66: Richard S. Schuley, Concerned Citizens
-District 70: Ronald E. Fischer, Independent
-District 71: Arthur J. Denze, Sr., Independent
-District 72: Joseph W. Perugini, Jr., Independent
-District 73: Michael J. Telesca, Independent
-District 74: Frank A. Burgio, Sr., Independent
-District 75: Robert Adkins, Connecticut for Lieberman/Independent
Edward Plouffe, Concerned Citizens

-District 80: James F. Farrell, Concerned Citizens
-District 81: Timothy A. Knibbs, Concerned Citizens
-District 90: Peter J. Votto, Connecticut for Lieberman
-District 106: William F.L. Rogers, Independent
-District 107: David A. Scribner, Independent
-District 109: Ted Farah, Independent
-District 118: Rocco J. Frank, Jr., Independent
-District 135: Remy G. Chevalier, Green
-District 138: Janice R. Giegler, Independent

State Senator:
-District 1: S. Michael DeRosa, Green
-District 15: Cicero B. Booker, Jr., Independent (Cicero’s running for State Senate!)
-District 16: Mark A. Orsini, Independent (No Democrat running)
-District 20: Marc L. Guttman, Libertarian
-District 24: Michael A. McLachlan, Independent
-District 33: Colin D. Bennett, Green
-District 36: Zachary A. Chaves, Green

Registrar of Voters (to be elected to the registrar of voters, a third party candidate must get the second-highest or highest vote total; if that happens, then they and both major party candidates will be elected):
-Hartford: Urania Petit, Working Families
-Stamford: David A. Bedell, Green
-Waterbury: Joseph W. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Independent


  1. Ross Levin Ross Levin Post author | October 31, 2008

    Did anyone else notice how blatantly biased against third parties the registrar of voters rule is? And my personal favorite name is Urania Petit, who’s running for that office.

  2. Fred Church Ortiz Fred Church Ortiz October 31, 2008

    -District 29: Tomoyo Wakamatsu, Connecticut for Lieberman

    I like her name, I hope she wins.

    Wasn’t the Christian Center Party the Catholic party of the Weimar Republic?

  3. Trent Hill Trent Hill October 31, 2008

    There is a strong Concerned Citizens Party candidate for state legislature?

  4. Trent Hill Trent Hill October 31, 2008

    Liberals who opposed Lieberman for his pro-war rhetoric and cozying-up to the Republican Party.

  5. Fanta Fanta October 31, 2008

    Liberals took-over The Connecticut for Lieberman Party. The party only had 1 member so anti-Liberman activists changed their registration to Connecticut for Lieberman and elected themselves to the party central committee. The party caucus voted to endorse Barack Obama for President with 19 votes against 3 votes for Ralph Nader and 1 non-voting member.

  6. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist October 31, 2008

    Trent, what kind of anti-Lieberman people took over his party? Liberals or conservatives?

  7. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist October 31, 2008

    A pretty strong Green Party for the federal and Congress races. A strong Concerned Citizens (Constitution Party affiliate) for the state legislature. One of the weakest libertarian parties. It will be interesting to see how the Lieberman Party candidates do.

    Does anyone know anything about the Christian Center Party, that’s running one candidate?

    Correction: There is no Congressional District 6 in Connecticut anymore. Was that possibly District 4? District 4 is the most competetive race, with moderate Republican Christopher Shays as the only remaining Republican House member in New England.

  8. Mike Gillis Mike Gillis October 31, 2008

    I knew about it’s origins, but there’s been an anti-Lieberman takeover?

    That’s awesome.

  9. Trent Hill Trent Hill October 31, 2008

    The Conneticut for Lieberman Party was founded as a third-party when Ned Lamont beat Joe Lieberman in the Democratic Primary in 2006, but Joe got on as a third party challenger and the majority of Republicans, plus half of democrats, voted for him–because he won, it became an official party.

    But, from what I understand, most of the men running under the label actually despise Lieberman.

  10. Mike Gillis Mike Gillis October 31, 2008

    Aside from the sparse presidential ballot, that’s a really good selection of third parties to choose from?

    So, what’s the deal with the Connecticut for Lieberman Party? Where are they at ideologically?

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