Contact: Cora Santaguida, 203-832-6993, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Megan Cassano, 203-524-1166, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Immediate Release - 4/22/2018


Megan Cassano, Cora Santaguida will run for State Senate


Stamford CT – The Fairfield County Chapter of the Green Party of Connecticut held a nominating convention for 2018 candidates April 21 at 3:00 PM.

Nominated by consensus was Megan E. Cassano for State Senate District 36, which covers Greenwich, North Stamford and part of New Canaan, and Cora Santaguida for State Senate District 27 which covers parts of Stamford and Darien.

Cassano, a lifelong Greenwich resident, who has been a registered Green since 2007, ran for Stamford Board of Education in 2009 and 2010. She earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 2003 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006. She has worked for several nonprofit and municipal agencies and programs in several areas such as crisis work, HIV/AIDS, and needle exchange. Megan was also an Adjunct Professor at both Concordia College and University of Bridgeport.

Cassano's platform focuses on mental health, anti-bullying and trauma recognition, common sense gun law reform, animal rights, and the growing opioid addiction and epidemic.

Santaguida, a lifelong CT resident, has lived in Stamford since 2010. She graduated from Greenwich High School and went on to graduate Cum Laude from College of New Rochelle in 2000. She has been honored by Who's Who in Colleges and Universities, and Kappa Gamma Pi, an honor society for Catholic colleges. In 2016, Cora was the CT Volunteer Coordinator for the Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka presidential campaign. Currently, she is the Fairfield County Co-chair for the Green Party of Connecticut, and Co-chair of the Ballot Access Committee for the Green Party of United States.

Santaguida's platform focuses on homelessness and affordable housing, public banking and localized economy, healthcare reform, demilitarization of police, and marijuana legalization.