The Democratic Town Committee held its 2016 municipal endorsement meeting at New Britain City Hall Thursday May 19th endorsing candidates for the 25th and 26th state representative districts, Registrar of Voters and Justices of the Peace.
Unanimously re-nominated to a new term was State Representative Bobby Sanchez for the 25th district that includes the Senior Center, Armory, Generale Ameglio and Smalley Academy and Chamberlain polling places.
Sanchez, first elected to the state House in 2011, previously served on the Board of Education and as DTC Vice Chair. In the legislature he is vice chair of the Education Committee and is a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Higher Education & Employment committees.
State Rep. Peter Tercyak won the nod of members from the 26th District that includes members from Saint Francis, Holmes, HRA and Pulaski polling places. Tercyak is chair of the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees committee and serves on the appropriations and public health committees.
The 48-member DTC endorsed former Alderman Michael Trueworthy for Registrar of Voters. Trueworthy, former Alderman Larry Hermanowski and former Mayor Lucian Pawlak sought the DTC endorsement for the open seat. Registrar Juan Verdu did not seek a new four-year term.
Democrats also endorsed a slate of more than 130 new and incumbent Justices of the Peace for the term that begins in January 2017 and selected Assembly District leaders on the town committee
On Tuesday May 17th 24th State Rep. Rick Lopes (New Britain/Newington) and 22nd State Rep. Betty Boukus (Plainville/New Britain) were re-nominated at their multi-town district conventions.
The May endorsement process for Democrats will conclude on Monday, May 23rd when the 6th State Senate District Convention is held with delegates from Berlin, New Britain and a portion of Farmington at Angelico’s Restaurant on East Main Street at 6 p.m.