The Connecticut Working Families Party announced on Monday its endorsement of Democratic City Council candidates Wanda Simmons and Victoria Majewski challenging East End incumbents Ernie Newton and Eneida Martinez.
The endorsement provides the challengers a spot on the WFP’s general election ballot line in November. Simmons and Majewski are also trying to qualify for the September primary ballot against the endorsed candidates via signatures.
The WFP has had success in Bridgeport electing school board candidates, but most notably when the late Ed Gomes won a special election for State Senate in 2015.
The Connecticut Working Families Party (WFP) announced today its endorsement of Wanda Simmons and Victoria Majewski for the Bridgeport City Council District 139. With this endorsement, WFP seeks to bring a new generation of leaders turning the page on the self-dealing, corrupt policies of the current administration.
“Wanda Simmons and Victoria Majewski represent the change that Bridgeport needs, moving the city away from machine politics to citizen politics,” says Carlos Moreno, State Director of Connecticut Working Families Party. “The city needs leaders like them willing to put education, affordable housing, and police reform at the top of the agenda; a city that invests in working families, not those well-connected to City Hall.”
The Working Families Party endorsement comes with candidate training and strategic campaign support. All candidates are carefully vetted to ensure that they reflect the values of and commit to support the issues important to Working Families’ state committee members. Recent polling affirmed Working Families’ members vote for candidates who will fight hard for racial, environmental and economic justice, tax fairness, healthcare reform, strong public education system and immigration reform.
WFP-endorsed candidates appear on the WFP line on the ballot in the general election.