Democratic candidate for governor Guy Smith who is trying to petition his way onto the August primary ballot will name Bridgeport State Rep. Charlie Stallworth as his running mate on Friday. Stallworth is also facing a primary from Shanté Hanks. Stallworth says he will continue to seek reelection to his State House seat. Smith needs more than 15,000 certified signatures from Democratic electors in Connecticut to make the ballot. Stallworth must do the same, a long, hard slog at this late date, if he cannot secure 15 percent delegate support at the state convention. June 12 is the submission deadline. Stallworth was an early backer of Joe Ganim’s comeback in 2015, but they’ve had a recent on-and-off relationship.
Media alert from Guy Smith
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Guy Smith will announce tomorrow that State Rep., Charlie L. Stallworth (D-126th) of Bridgeport will be his running mate as he continues to successfully collect signatures to petition his way onto the Democratic primary ballot.
Rep. Charlie L. Stallworth is now serving his fourth term as a legislator, is Deputy Majority Leader, Vice-Chair of Banks, and is a member of Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Human Services Committees. Stallworth also serves as Pastor of the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church in Bridgeport, President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Bridgeport and Vicinity and served as a member of the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Association and a Commissioner on the Bridgeport Board of Police Commissioners.
“My campaign has always been about true Democratic ideals and representing all of the people of this great state–African Americans, Latinos, women, union workers, gun safety advocates, the LGBT community and any and all Progressive Democrats looking for a Governor and lieutenant governor who count the voice of the people as the most important,” said Guy Smith.
WHAT: Guy Smith will announce that State Rep., Charlie L. Stallworth (D-126th) will be his running mate and choice for lieutenant governor.
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM
WHERE: Marriott Hartford Downtown – 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
Conference Room 5 (Third Floor)
About Guy Smith:
Democrat Guy Smith, a resident of Greenwich, is running for Governor with a plan to BUILD–GROW–PROTECT Connecticut. The Smith plan will BUILD the infrastructure for Connecticut’s future–GROW our way to financial prosperity–and PROTECT our people from the unconscionable Trump-Republican agenda. Visit www.guysmith4CT.com to learn about Guy’s vision and plans to build a better Connecticut for us all and stay connected by following @guysmith4ct on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.