Maritza Bond Wins Key Labor Endorsements For Secretary Of The State Run

Former Bridgeport Health Director Maritza Bond has received two leading labor endorsements in advance of her August 9 primary challenge of Democratic-endorsed Stephanie Thomas for Connecticut secretary of the state.

News release from the Bond campaign:

Connecticut Employees Union Independent, with over 7,000 active and retired members of CEUI SEIU Local 511, has endorsed the candidacy of Maritza Bond for Secretary of the State. It is the second consecutive major union endorsement earned by Bond, following the endorsement last month by delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s 14th Biennial Political Convention, which included 265 delegates from over 100 local unions, labor chapters, building trades councils, and area labor federations.

“I am grateful to have received this endorsement and the support from a union that represents a diverse workforce throughout Connecticut,” said Maritza Bond. “I launched this campaign to be for the people and by the people.”

The Bond campaign was informed of the latest endorsement this week by Alisha Blake, Political Director of CEUI.

Maritza Bond has been on the frontlines advocating for working people in Connecticut for decades, most recently serving as Director of Health for the City of New Haven, and previously as Director of Health and Social Services for the City of Bridgeport.

She began her career in the Naugatuck Valley Health District, where she coordinated several grant project initiatives, and as Executive Director of the Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC), Inc. in Eastern Connecticut. Bond has worked with community leaders regionally and statewide to ensure health care access to the underserved and to enhance the workforce in Connecticut.

Bond is the only candidate in the Secretary of the State’s race with the executive experience to lead the office from day one, protect our right to vote and work with local officials to make it easier to cast ballots in Connecticut. And she is the only candidate who knows first-hand what the office can do to help our small business economy grow and create good-paying jobs, pointing out that “75% of all registered business entities in Connecticut have less than 10 employees, so small business is BIG business in Connecticut.”


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