Democratic candidate for State Senate Marilyn Moore today released a string of endorsements from educators, gun safety advocates, government watchdog groups as well as municipal and state employee organizations. Moore faces Republican Rick Costantini, a Trumbull town councilor, in the November 4 general election. Moore defeated three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a close August Democratic primary.
“As we enter the homestretch of the campaign knocking on doors, greeting voters and conducting rallies I am so proud of the cross section of organizations endorsing this team effort,” says Moore in a statement. “This campaign is about building bridges on behalf of all constituents. I pledge to be a ceaseless advocate on behalf of children, working families, parents and teachers to achieve the resources they deserve, champion safety and security on roads and in schools and serve as your voice in the legislature.”
Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate District covers Trumbull and portions of Bridgeport and Monroe. It is considered a swing district that has shifted between Republicans and Democrats for decades. Republican Rob Russo won a special election in 2008 after Bill Finch resigned the seat following his election as mayor in 2007. Finch won the seat in 2000 defeating long-time Republican incumbent Lee Scarpetti who defeated Democrat Howard Owens.
Moore’s affiliated endorsements include the Connecticut Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, Carpenters Union Local 210, Connecticut Working Families Party, AFL-CIO, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, CT Voters for Gun Safety, Communications Workers of America, Connecticut Citizen Action Group, United Food And Commercial Workers Local 371, United Auto Workers, Service Employees International Union–Connecticut State Council.