News release from Connecticut Young Democrats:
The membership of the Connecticut Young Democrats formally endorsed Antonio Felipe for the 130th State Representative District at their April 24th monthly meeting.
As a leader of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats Chapter, and a longtime
supporter of youth engagement in politics, CTYD believes that Felipe is the best candidate to represent young democratic values in Hartford.
“It’s an honor to be endorsed by The Connecticut Young Democrats. As as active member of this organization, I have grown a valuable network of young politicians, activists and organizers who care deeply about their communities and our state as a whole.” said Antonio Felipe. “I am excited for the opportunity to bring a fresh younger perspective to Hartford, showing the legislature everything that our generation has to offer.”
CTYD President Constance Vickers, a fellow Bridgeporter, commended the support for Felipe.
“The entire premise of the CT Young Democrats is to build the bench of political leaders and increase civic engagement in our great state. Antonio has been an active member in not only the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats but as part of the state chapter as well. As a young Latino who grew up in the 130th district, he will bring a unique perspective to Hartford and will be the youngest member of the House. I am proud to support one of our own in this election and I am confident that he will earn the support of his district and will join the growing cohort of Young Democrats and our alumni who serve in the CGA.”
The special election to fill the seat previously held by the late Ezequiel Santiago will be held on May 7th, 2019.