NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC Endorses Champions for Reproductive Freedom

September 18, 2018 – Hartford, CTAt a moment where national politicians continue the assault on reproductive rights, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC is proud to endorse candidates running for statewide office and for election to our state legislature who are all 100% pro-choice. Reproductive rights are intimately entwined with economic security, and these candidates all recognize the importance of contraceptive coverage, abortion access, and other issues connected to reproductive health for women across Connecticut.

Over the past two years, we have seen progress on issues such as protecting and expanding vital women’s preventive services and contraceptive benefits mandated in the Affordable Care Act, improving workplace protections for pregnant employees, allowing pregnant individuals in Connecticut to exercise the right to a living will, and taking steps to improve pay equity. Through the work of these endorsed candidates, we look forward to continuing our forward momentum on reproductive freedom, gender equity, and reducing health disparities.

“This year, the importance of pro-choice politicians at the state level truly matters more than ever before,” said Dolly Haddad, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC President. “We are so proud to have endorsed so many strongly pro-choice politicians who will fight for all of our rights here in Connecticut. Our goal is to work toward the strongest protections in the nation for reproductive freedom, where every individual in our state, regardless of race, gender identity, sexuality, immigration or economic status, can access the reproductive healthcare they need. The politicians endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC will help us work toward this goal.”

Full endorsement list of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC:

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC endorses the following candidates for statewide office, State Senate and House of Representatives. Endorsements are given only to candidates who are deemed by the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC to be 100% pro-choice.


Statewide Office

Office Name Party
Governor Ned Lamont Democrat
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz Democrat
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill Democrat
Comptroller Kevin Lembo Democrat
Attorney General William Tong Democrat


State Senate

District Name Party
1 Barbara Barry Green
4 Stephen Cassano Democrat
5 Beth Bye Democrat
8 Melissa Osborne Democrat
9 Matt Lesser Democrat
11 Martin Looney Democrat
12 Christine Cohen Democrat
13 Mary Abrams Democrat
16 Vickie Orsnin Nardello Democrat
17 Jorge Cabrera Democrat
18 Robert R Statchen Democrat
19 Catherine Osten Democrat
20 Martha Marx Democrat
21 Monica Tujak Brill Democrat
22 Marilyn Moore Democrat
24 Julie Kushner Democrat /

Working Families

25 Bob Duff Democrat
26 Will Haskell Democrat
28 Michelle Lapine McCabe Democrat
29 Mae Flexer Democrat
31 Christopher Wright Democrat
32 Catherine P De Carli Democrat
33 Norman Needleman Democrat
35 John Perrier Democrat
36 Alexandra Bergstein Democrat


House of Representatives

District Name Party
2 Raghib Allie-Brennan Democrat
7 Joshua Hall Democrat
12 Geoff Luxenberg Democrat
13 Jason Doucette Democrat
17 Eleni Kavros DeGraw Democrat
18 Jillian Gilchrest Democrat
21 Mike Demicco Democrat
22 Richard D Ireland Jr. Democrat
23 Matt Pugliese Democrat
27 Gary Turco Democrat
28 Russell Morin Democrat
29 Kerry Szeps Woods Democrat
30 Joe Aresimowicz Democrat
31 Jill Barry Democrat
32 Laurel Steinhauser Democrat
34 Theresa Govert Democrat
35 Jason Adler Democrat
35 Madeleine Leveille Green
36 Christine Palm Democrat
37 Hugh McKenney Democrat
40 Christine Conley Democrat
46 Emmett D. Riley Democrat
47 Kate Donnelly Democrat
48 Linda Orange Democrat
49 Susan Johnson Democrat
55 Tiffany V. Thiele Democrat
56 Michael A. Winkler Democrat
58 Tom Arnone Democrat
60 Jane Garibey Democrat
62 Amanda Webster Democrat
66 Alex Larsson Democrat
67 Thomas O’Brien Democrat
76 Paul Honig Democrat
80 David Borzellino Democrat
81 Ryan Rogers Democrat
84 Hilda Santiago Democrat
88 Josh Elliot Democrat
89 Anne Harrigan Democrat
94 Robyn Porter Democrat
96 Roland Lemar Democrat
98 Sean Scanlon Democrat
100 Quentin Phipps Democrat
101 John-Michael Parker Democrat
102 Robin Comey Democrat
103 Liz Linehan Democrat
106 Rebekah Harriman-Stites Democrat
107 Daniel Pearson Democrat
110 Bob Godfrey Democrat
113 Elaine Matto Democrat
117 Cindy Wolfe Boynton Democrat
118 Kim Rose Democrat
120 Philip Young Democrat
121 Joe Gresko Democrat
123 Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox Democrat
125 Ross Tartell Democrat
127 John (Jack) Hennessy Democrat
132 Caitlin Clarkson Pereira Democrat
133 Cristin McCarthy Vahey Democrat
134 Ashley Gaudiano Democrat
136 Johnathan Steinberg Democrat
138 Kenneth Gucker Democrat
142 Lucy Dathan Democrat
143 Stephanie Thomas Democrat
144 Caroline Simmons Democrat
147 Matt Blumenthal Democrat
150 Stephen Meskers Democrat
151 Laura Kostin Democrat


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About NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, PAC
The PAC works to support politicians who are in favor of pro-choice legislation and defend against anti-choice legislation at the state capitol, believing strongly that all women have the right to access the full range of reproductive choices including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

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