Connecticut Greens nominate candidates, denounce Arizona immigration law

Hartford Courant by way of Third Party and Independent Daily:

The Green Party of Connecticut has selected several candidates in political races this year for state or federal offices.

Party spokesman Tim McKee said in a news release Saturday that among those whose names will be on the Nov. 2 ballot are Scott Deshefy of Lebanon for the 2nd Congressional District, Stephen Fournier of Hartford for state attorney general, Michael DeRosa of Wethersfield for secretary of the state, David Bue of Westport for state treasurer, and Colin Bennet of Westbrook for state comptroller.

The Green Party also passed a resolution denouncing Arizona’s law that allows police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants.


And, at GP.org and Green Party Watch:

CONTACT;
Tim McKee, Green Party Spokesperson and National Committee member, (860)778-1304,thebiggreenpicture@gmail.com
Ruthann “Rae” Johnson, Candidate for 9th State Senate, (860) 613-0501 raejohnson2010@gmail.com

Middletown, CT – Green Party of Connecticut officials announced today that Ruthann “Rae” Johnson has filed for the Connecticut State Senate race in the 9th district as a Green Party candidate. “Rae” Johnson is married with two children and lives in Middletown. She has worked in Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and currently works as a counselor in a group home. She has a degree in theater and dance and has been working on her Masters at Central Connecticut State University. She is active in her community, raising funds for the Amazing Grace Food Pantry and other charities.

Johnson said she views some of the main issues in the race as job growth, education, fair taxes, transportation and the environment.Johnson said “I have owned and operated two businesses while residing in Connecticut. Both called upon my budgeting, negotiating, and communication skills and I will bring those skills to the State Senate.”

Green Party spokesperson Tim McKee said “We are excited to have some like “Rae” Johnson running for State Senate because she will bring a fresh outlook to the office. She is not a professional politician and frankly most people do not even know who the State Senator is from that area!” McKee explained that the 9th State Senate includes part of Middletown, Cromwell, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. He added this is the first time a Green has run for office in that area.

Johnson’s campaign can be reached at: raejohnson2010@gmail.com

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