Last month the Ansonia Democratic Town Committee endorsed Rosa DeLauro to represent Ansonia in the 3rd Congressional District and have endorsed Kara Rochelle to represent Ansonia and Derby as State Representative for the 104th District.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said, “Thank you to the members of the Ansonia Democratic Town Committee for endorsing my candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives. I take this endorsement not as a reward for my past service, but as an incentive to work harder for you and your family. With so much at stake, we must work harder than ever for legislation focused on job training, equal pay for equal work, paid sick leave, support for education, affordable health care, better infrastructure and improved nutrition standards for all Americans. What ties all of these issues together is our shared fundamental focus on serving the middle-class and ensuring the deck is not stacked against working families. My commitment to these issues has never been stronger, and I am energized for the fights ahead.”
State Representative candidate Kara Rochelle said, “I am honored and humbled to have the endorsement and backing of the members of the Ansonia DTC, who care deeply for best interests of our residents. My professional experience and deep roots in the Valley make me uniquely qualified and capable to represent Ansonia and Derby – strongly and effectively. This race, however, is not about me; it is about all of us and about sending someone to Hartford who will fight for what we need – economic development, good paying jobs, proper education funding, and a path for our older neighbors to retire with dignity. I love my community, will fight for all of you and look forward to earning your trust and support.”
Tarek Raslan, chairman of the Ansonia Democratic Town Committee said, “Both Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Kara Rochelle represent the spirit of the Naugatuck Valley and they are hard working women who are tirelessly focused on improving the community. Ansonia receives roughly half of its funding from Hartford and with Representative Linda Gentile retiring, we’re going to need a strong candidate who grew up in the Valley and understands the challenges facing our community to keep our city and our schools well-funded, Kara is the only candidate in the race that has those credentials.”