New Britain Delegates Unanimously Support Manny Sanchez for Congress

New Britain, CT — Going into the convention on Monday, May 14, New Britain delegates for the 5th Congressional District will unanimously support Manny Sanchez for Congress. New Britain has a total of 37 delegates, the second largest block of delegates in the district.

Bill Shortell, New Britain’s Democratic Town Committee Chairman, emphasized the democratic process of New Britain’s committee and his high esteem for his hometown candidate. “We New Britain Democrats are proud of the depth of the democratic process in our party here. Our delegates are freely elected. Our nominating committee interviewed the viable candidates and recommended Manny Sanchez. We had our delegate caucus last night. Every delegate is for Manny on the first ballot. I am excited to work my hardest to make this exceptional young man our next member of Congress.”

Manny Sanchez expressed is gratitude to the New Britain delegates. “I am humbled and overwhelmed by the unanimous support from New Britain’s delegates,” Manny said. “I’m glad that the work that I’ve done in my city, as a volunteer and in an elected capacity over the last eight years, have spoken to my credibility as a Congressional candidate. I want thank New Britain for what it has given me and the opportunity to serve for all these years and the years to come.”

For more information, contact Bill Shortell at or 860-833-6123.

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Delegates Choose State Central Members, Fill Convention Committee Posts

State Convention delegates from Berlin, New Britain and a portion of Farmington met April 23rd at New Britain’s Pulaski Democratic Club to re-elect Democratic State Central members and choose representatives to serve on state convention committees.

JoAnn Angelico-Stetson, a Berlin Town Councillor, and John McNamara, the former New Britain DTC Chair, won a second two-year term to the state central committee, the 72 member governing body of the Connecticut Democratic Party in which an equal number of men and women serve from the state’s 36 State Senate Districts. Angelico-Stetson and McNamara were first elected in 2016 succeeding former State Party Treasurer Emma Pierce and former Berlin Mayor Adam Salina.

Delegates were also elected to  convention committee posts and positions for the  May 18-19 nominating convention in Hartford, including:

  • DTC Chair Bill Shortell, Platform Committee
  • New Britain City Alderperson Katie Breslin, Credentials
  • DTC Vice Chair Ron Davis, Permanent Organization
  • DTC member Bobby Berriault, Rules and Resolutions

Arthur Powers of Berlin was selected an Honorary Vice President and DTC member and Atty. Adrian Baron, New Britain, Honorary Secretary.

The state convention will be endorsing candidates for Governor, US Senator and all the state constitutional offices. It will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  New Britain sends 38 delegates to the state convention.  The Town and City Clerk has posted a link to All New Britain Delegates for each convention.

Convention Month At A Glance

  • 5th District U.S House of Representative Convention: May 14
  • Multi-Town State House Conventions: May 16 (22nd and 24th State Assembly)
  • Democratic State Convention May 18 and 19
  • State Senate Convention: May 21 (6th Senatorial District)
  • Judge of Probate (multi-town): May 28
  • Local (Single-Town) Election EndorsementsMay 22 – May 29 (includes 25th and 26th State Assembly Districts in New Britain)


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New Britain Dems Honor Veterans, Diversity

It was a busy weekend for New Britain’s Democrats but we are proud to work hard to represent our diverse community.


On Saturday, State Representative Bobby Sanchez was joined by the entire New Britain delegation to dedicate a monument to the 65th Borinqueneers Infantry Unit. Representative Sanchez, working with the New Britain Latino Coalition, secured land and funding for this monument which honors veterans from the last segregated military unit in the U.S. military.

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On Sunday, New Britain’s Polish community hosted its annual Little Poland Festival which drew huge crowds, including visitors from around the country. Several New Britain City Council members were honored as dignitaries, along with our State House and Senate representatives. Council President Pro Tempore Eva Magnuszewski gave a welcoming address (in Polish) thanking everyone for attending. She also introduced the New Britain City Council to the Polish community and encouraged everyone to enjoy the festival.


Yesterday, 4-term Democratic Alderman Emmanuel “Manny” Sanchez announced his candidacy for the 5th Congressional District. Describing his campaign, Manny said ““I’m running because Connecticut families need help. I will advocate for working families, for equal protection for all, for equal opportunity for all and to ensure we have an economy that works for all and not just a select few.”

For more information, please visit Manny’s campaign Facebook page here.


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