Dems Fail to Nominate Candidate for 107th

Potential candidates have 10 days to petition for a primary.

Democrats from Brookfield, Bethel and Danbury gathered at Tuesday for the Democratic Convention for the 107th District for the State House of Representatives, however the party failed to endorse any candidates for lack of nominations.

After naming officers for the convention — Chair Joni Park and Secretary Judy Heise — the floor was opened for nominations, but none were offered.

The party does have a primary scheduled for August 14, according to Park, and candidates could still run for the Democratic endorsement, however they would need to submit a petition with signatures to the Secretary of State within the next 10 days.

According to a report in the News-Times, Bethel resident David Stevenson, who has run for the post in the past, had considered making a bid but decided against it, citing time constraints.

Park said that the party had courted a Brookfield resident for the race, however they “thought long and hard and decided not to do it.”

The Republicans will also have a primary for the 107th on August 14, between .

Bob McGarrah May 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM
How many people attended the caucus??
Kathie Schilling May 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM
There were eleven attendees plus reporters from the NewsTimes and Brookfield Patch. Delegate breakdown is seven from Brookfield, three from Bethel and one from Danbury.
Kathie Schilling May 23, 2012 at 01:30 PM
By the way, the Democrats held a convention last night, not a caucus.
Aaron Boyd May 23, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Good point Kathie, thanks.


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