Green Party Of Connecticut

News Release
April 24, 2010 - for immediate release

Tim McKee, Spokesperson and National Committee member, cell (860) 778-1304
Mike DeRosa, State Co-Chair (860) 919-4042
Scott Deshefy, 2nd Congressional district candidate, (860) 642-7066

Condemns Arizona 'racial Profiling' Immigration Law

The convention of the Green Party of Connecticut met Saturday, April 24 at the Portland Senior Center, and nominated candidates for Federal and State office. The Green Party Slate of Candidates:

The following candidates will appear on the final fall election ballot as Greens because the Greens have secured ballot status for these state lines:

Scott Deshefy of Lebanon, won the 2nd Congressional District nomination (Eastern CT) to run against Joe Courtney. He is a retired CT state D.E.P scientist.

Stephen Fournier won the nomination as Attorney General. He is an attorney from Hartford with 30 years experience practicing law.

Michael DeRosa of Wethersfield won the nomination for Secretary of State.

David Bue of Westport won the nomination for State Treasurer. He is an investment advisor.

Colin Bennet of Westbrook won the nomination for State Comptroller.

The following candidates were nominated by the convention and will petition to be on the ballot in the final election:

Ruthann "Rae" Johnson is a candidate for the State Senate District number 9 (Middletown, Cromwell, Newington, and Rocky Hill).

Ben Wojan of Meriden for House #84 seat.

Nicholas Payne of New Milford for House #67 seat.

The Greens are actively seeking other candidates for both State and Federal office and will add those to the Green Party Slate at a later time.

The Convention also unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the new Arizona law giving local police the right to ask for citizenship papers. The Greens believe that immigration enforcement is a Federal issue and that this new law will lead to 'racial profiling' of Latinos and will violate the rights of U. S. citizens of Hispanic decedent.

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