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For immediate release: May 8, 2018


HARTFORD, CT — On Saturday, May 12, the Green Party of Connecticut will hold its annual meeting, including a nominating convention to select candidates for statewide office. The meeting will take place at the Waverly Senior Center, 7 Waverly Avenue, Portland, CT, starting at 11:00 AM.

The Green Party plans to run a candidate for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Chris Murphy. Announced candidates currently seeking the Green Party endorsement are Jeff Russell of Glastonbury, TJ Elgin of Westport, and Angela Capinera of Stratford.

Three candidates are seeking Green endorsement for state constitutional offices: Peter Goselin, a Hartford lawyer specializing in labor and employment rights, for Attorney General; Mike DeRosa, a Green Party activist and radio producer, for Secretary of the State; and Ed Heflin, a financial consultant and advocate of public banking, for Comptroller.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor, and endorsements will be announced after Saturday’s meeting.

The nominating meeting is open to the public. All Green Party members residing in Connecticut are eligible to vote on the nominations, while others are welcome to attend as observers.

About the Green Party of Connecticut

A unity of local Green Party chapters, the CTGP ( is committed to grassroots democracy, social justice, non-violence and ecological wisdom. These are the Four Pillars of all Green parties worldwide and are the first four principles of the Ten Key Values of the Green Party (including decentralization, community-based economics, feminism and gender equity, respect for diversity, personal and global responsibility, future focus and sustainability). We do not accept contributions from corporate PACs.