NEW BRITAIN – The Democratic Town Committee endorsed the candidacy of House Speaker Chris Donovan (D-Meriden) for the 5th Congressional District nomination at its February meeting on Thursday, February 16th at New Britain City Hall.
The DTC endorsement — a unanimous vote — came at the last meeting of the Town Committee’s current term. New Britain Democrats will hold organizational meetings in March for a new term and select delegates to conventions between March 27 and April 3.
Statement from Democratic Chairman John McNamara:
“Chris Donovan has worked diligently and effectively on making government more responsive to the interests of working and middle income families in our city and the state.
We commend his leadership on passage of the health care insurance partnership that lowers costs and extends coverage for middle class families. We applaud his work on a paid sick leave law that protects workers and the public health and enactment of greater protection for victims of domestic violence. Chris Donovan stands out for his support for minimum and living wage policies and protecting Medicare and Medicaid eligibility and benefit levels from cuts. He will bring these priorities and our interests to Washington.
Donovan’s grassroots experience working in New Britain and other communities and his legislative record demonstrate that he will be the strongest of voices for economic and educational opportunity that is now out of reach for too many Americans.
We respect and commend the interest of other Democrats seeking the nomination but believe Chris Donovan has the best opportunity to retain the seat for Democrats this year.”