Green Rolf Maurer running for state senate in Connecticut

From the Stamford Daily:

If you live in state Senate District 27, you might get a visitor this weekend asking for your help. Stamford resident Rolf Maurer wants to fill the seatvacated by Andrew McDonald, and he plans to canvass the community this weekend. Not only will he distribute leaflets, he’ll also seek signatures for a petition. As a third-party candidate, Maurer needs to collect 251 signatures to get on the ballot for the special election set for Feb. 22.

“We’re going to go door-to-door,” said Maurer, a Green Party candidate. He has run for office before, most recently in November for the 148th House District seat held by Democrat Carlo Leone, who won re-election with nearly two-thirds of the votes cast. Republican Phil Balestriere came in second, and Maurer was a distant third.

In the races Maurer has entered, he has received only single-digit percentages of the vote. But that doesn’t deter him. “It’s a matter of perseverance,” he said. “I’m trying to stimulate public awareness of the Green Party in Connecticut.”

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