Greenwich Democrats Introduce Candidates for State Assembly

With DTC chaair Tony Turner are candidate for 151st Assembly District Laura Kostin, candidate for 36th Senate District Alex Bergstein and candidate for 150th Assembly District Stephen Meskers. May 24, 2018. Photo: Jonathan Perloe

On Thursday at Town Hall, the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee introduced its endorsed candidates for the Connecticut General Assembly election in November.

Alexandra Bergstein is running for the 36th Senate District, Stephen Meskers for the 150th Assembly District and Laura Kostin for the 151st Assembly District.

Greenwich resident Ned Lamont was endorsed at the Democratic state convention as the gubernatorial candidate and Dita Bhargava cleared the threshold to appear on the primary ballot for State Treasurer.

In a release, the Democrats said they hope to build on last year’s momentum after winning control of the Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation for the first time in Town history, and electing a Democrat as Tax Collector.

“The credentials of our candidates for the General Assembly are strong,” said DTC chair Tony Turner. “They will better represent the values of our community and will make strong team in Hartford—and together will work to bring back to Greenwich a more fair share of what our taxpayers send to Hartford.”

Josh Fedeli, chair of the Stamford Democratic City Committee, said in the release, “We are excited to work with the Greenwich DTC and Alexandra Bernstein in her run for the 36th Senate District. We need a senator that understands the needs of Stamford and will put principles ahead of party, unlike incumbent Scott Frantz who fell in line with the Republican caucus to vote down the confirmation of Andrew McDonald for chief justice against the advice of virtually the entire Connecticut legal community.”

The Greenwich DTC said in the statement, “All three candidates will run vigorous, substantive campaigns that contrast how their values and solutions differ from the incumbent Republican delegation, letting voters decide who will best represent their concerns, needs and values.”

The Greenwich Democratic Town Committee is the official organization in the Town of Greenwich, representing the Democratic Party. Greenwich. The DTC helps to elect Democrats representing Greenwich to federal, state and local office, influences Town priorities and policy, builds awareness of the causes, policies and values for which Democrats stand and works to expand the base of registered