Several races up for grabs in Tuesday's primary elections

Published on Friday, 10 August 2018 20:58
Written by Skyler Frazer


With primary the state’s primary election Tuesday, Democrat and Republican voters in the city have many decisions to make about their preferred candidates before November’s general election.

The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 14. Here is a list of all the primary battles on both sides of the isle:



n Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the party-endorsed candidate

n Former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst

n Technology entrepreneur Steve Obsitnik

n Former hedge fund manager David Stemerman

n Former corporate business executive Bob Stefanowski

Lieutenant Governor

n Southington state Sen. Joe Markley, the party-endorsed candidate

n New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart

n Darien First Selectwoman Jayme Stevenson

Attorney General

n State prosecutor Susan Hatfield, the party-endorsed candidate

n Redding state Rep. John Shaban


n Former investment firm executive Thad Gray, the party-endorsed candidate

n Westbrook state Sen. Art Linares


n Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller, the party-endorsed candidate

n Businessman and entrepreneur Mark Greenberg

Connecticut 5th Congressional District

n Former Mayor of Meriden Manny Santos, party-endorsed candidate

n Retired psychology professor Ruby O’Neill

n Former business consultant and manufacturer Rich DuPont



n Former businessman Ned Lamont, the party-endorsed candidate

n Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim

Lieutenant Governor

n Former state Rep. and former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, the party-endorsed candidate

n Union organizer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman

Attorney General

n Stamford state Rep. William Tong, the party-endorsed candidate

n Wethersfield state Sen. Paul Doyle

n Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and former Chief of the Financial Fraud & Public Corruption unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Connecticut, Chris Mattei


n Partner at the law firm of Day Pitney LLP and former President of the Hartford City Council Shawn Wooden, the party-endorsed candidate

n Former trader and hedge fund portfolio manager Dita Bhargava

Connecticut 5th Congressional District

n Former First Selectwoman of Simsbury Mary Glassman, the party-endorsed candidate

n 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes

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