Democrats  Set To Endorse for State Senate, Probate Judge, State Rep Seats 

New Britain Democrats will complete endorsements for the state election this week with conventions for the 6th State Senate district,  Judge of  Probate and at a Town Committee meeting for state representative districts within the city.

Senator Gerratana

On Monday, May 21st, at 6 pm, State Senator Terry Gerratana is seeking the endorsement for a new term at the convention involving delegates from Berlin, New Britain and part of Farmington. Senator Gerratana, elected in a 2011 special election, is Senate Co-Chair of the Public Health Committee. The convention is being held at the Five Churches Brewery, 193 Arch Street.

Judge of Probate Walter Clebowicz, on the bench for the district of Berlin that includes New Britain,  is seeking a new, four-year term to serve on the court at a multi-town convention on Wednesday, May 23rd to be held at the Pulaski Democratic Club, 89 Grove Street at 6:30 pm. He has been the Probate Judge since 1991.

The Democratic Town Committee will meet Thursday, May 24th, at 7 p.m. at New Britain City Hall, 27 West Main Street, Room 504. State Rep. Bobby Sanchez seeks re-election from the 25th district and State Rep. Peter Tercyak is running for a new term for the 26th. Town Committee members from the assembly districts will make the endorsements.

The Party Primary election date is August 14th and the General Election is November 6th this year as voters go to the polls for US Senator, Congress, Governor and all state offices.

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May DTC Meeting Rescheduled to 24th

The regular May meeting of of the New Britain Democratic Town Committee has been reschedule to be May 24. The meeting will start at 7:00PM and is located in Room 504 of New Britain City Hall.

NBDTC Regular Meeting 5-24-18

The DTC will nominate candidates for State Representative and discuss the results of the Congressional and State Conventions.

All New Britain Democrats are welcome.

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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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