January 6, 2010
MIDDLETOWN, CT — Green Party of Connecticut officials announced today that Ruthann "Rae" Johnson has filed for the Connecticut State Senate race in the 9th district as a Green Party candidate. "Rae" Johnson is married with two children and lives in Middletown. She has worked in the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and currently works as a counselor in a group home. She has a degree in theater and dance and has been working on her Masters at Central Connecticut State University. She is active in her community, raising funds for the Amazing Grace Food Pantry and other charities.
Johnson said she views some of the main issues in the race as job growth, education, fair taxes, transportation and the environment. Johnson said, "I have owned and operated two businesses while residing in Connecticut. Both called upon my budgeting, negotiating, and communication skills, and I will bring those skills to the State Senate."
Green Party spokesperson Tim McKee said, "We are excited to have someone like "Rae" Johnson running for State Senate because she will bring a fresh outlook to the office. She is not a professional politician, and, frankly, most people do not even know who the State Senator is from that area!" McKee explained that the 9th State Senate district includes part of Middletown, Cromwell, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. He added this is the first time a Green has run for office in that area.
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