Democrat Christopher Porcher To Seek Mayor’s Office

Below is a campaign announcement for release on Thursday, April 11th. Christopher Porcher will hold a press conference and rally at Central Park, facing City Hall, at 6 pm, Thursday 4/11,  announcing his candidacy for Mayor. Campaign contact information is included, and Christopher’s campaign manager Jacob Pudlin can be contacted if you have any questions.

For  Release Thursday, 04/11/19, 6 pm

Contact: Jacob Pudlin, Campaign Manager Phone 860-538-7074


NEW BRITAIN – Today, Christopher Porcher officially filed his candidacy for New Britain Mayor in the 2019 municipal election. Chris was joined by his family, campaign manager and members of the Democratic Town Committee.

Porcher, a life long resident, has worked in the city for the last seven years as an advocate and educator in service to youth, adults and families. Christopher’s campaign, relying on his social services background and managerial experience, will emphasize more efficient and effective approaches to leading city government.   

“I have dedicated all of my working years to social services and assisting other residents. I am dedicated to bringing social change and creating an inspirational movement that we are in desperate need of. I have unique experiences of being a public servant and an administrator who will serve the citizens of New Britain well. As manager in a nonprofit organization, I have served as an innovative leader who is dedicated to bringing change and hope for all people. I have the experience of overseeing budgets and making tough decisions in the best interests of people.

“I am well aware of the increased burden of property taxes for the average citizen of New Britain.  Mortgages and escrow payments have increased faster than income. We must take action in order to keep New Britain an affordable place to live. New Britain has the ability to be a leader; not a follower. I am committed to leading a forward thinking government that values education and economic growth.

“As we talk with communities all over the city, I look forward to learning voter concerns and ideas. This is not my personal agenda, but an agenda for the people of New Britain. My commitment is to protect taxpayers, bring innovation, and make education a priority for New Britain once again.”

  To learn more about Chris’s campaign for Mayor, please contact

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2019 Municipal Election: Town Committee Invites Candidacies for Municipal Offices

The Democratic Town Committee (DTC) is inviting candidacies for municipal offices for the November 5, 2019 Election.

The DTC will endorse candidates for Mayor, Tax Collector and City Treasurer to single office seats this year.

Also up for two-yeat terms are five at large Common Council seats and 10 Council Districts (Wards) with two seats in each district. The Party will endorse three individuals for the Board of Education and two for Board of Assessment Appeal. Four constables will also be elected. The Town Committee will meet the week of July 16-23 to endorse a slate of candidates.

Interested Democrats may download the form (below) and submit it to the Nominating Committee for consideration.

Alternatively, an online form is available to seek an endorsement.The Democratic Town Committee, comprised of members from every voting district, encourages and campaigns for candidates who embody the Democratic Party’s principles and values without consideration of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.

municipal-candidate-information-2019 download

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Election Night In New Britain: Thank you voters (Video)

New Britain voters delivered a unanimous, double digit nod to the entire Democratic slate on Tuesday, November 6th, electing Ned Lamont, Governor: Jahana Hayes, 5th District Congresswoman; re-electing US Senator Chris Murphy, and returning the city’s legislative delegation to Hartford. 

State Senator Terry Gerratana and her House colleagues thanked campaign volunteers at a post-election rally at the Pulaski Democratic Club.

Videography courtesy of Frank Gerratana.




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