As we look ahead to November’s elections, Fairfield Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
(R-132): Kupchick is a on Fairfield Patch who’s seeking her second term representing the town in Hartford. As Kupchick says on her campaign website, she operates a small business with her husband.
(D-133): First elected in 2006 following what she describes on her campaign website as a grassroots effort born two years earlier, Fawcett in her most recent package that she says “directly reflects what teachers and progressive educators know works to improve our schools.”
(R-134): Hwang, first elected in 2008, garnered nearly 70 percent voter support in 2010. A who last wrote about , Hwang keeps up an active calendar of events he’s participating in, right on his campaign website.
Heather Dean (D): Dean, a Fairfield resident, is opposing Tony Hwang. On her Website, she says, "I have earned a reputation for collaborating with others to get the job done. It's not just about advocating for change, it's about rolling up your sleeves and making it happen." She is active in her community.
John McKinney (R-25th): McKinney was first elected to the State Senate in 1998 and became Minority Leader in 2007. McKinney defeated Democrat Mitchell Fuchs by a 68-32 percent margin in 2010. McKinney—who — for U.S. Senate.
Sue Brand (D): Brand, a Fairfield resident and current member and former chair of the Board of Education, . Brand has been endorsed by former State Rep. Thomas Drew.
Kevin Coyner (D): Coyner, a resident of the town's Pine Creek area, is also vying for a seat as the State Representative for the 132nd district. He served as a member of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting before moving to Fairfield three years ago. He's a Greenwich firefighter and told
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Jim Himes (D): The congressman, who on Patch, is seeking his third term in the 4th district and has recently focused his efforts on job growth, expanding veterans' rights and strengthening domestic violence laws.
Steve Obsitnik (R): The Westport businessman, who , said when he that leadership in Washington is needed to "support entrepreneurship, excellence in education, fiscal responsibility and private sector job growth."
Susan Bysiewicz (D): The former Secretary of State about the importance of small business in creating jobs in the state. "If we’re serious about job creation we need to send leaders to Washington who understand small business,” she said. “As the wife of a small business owner I know about that. Before my head hits the pillow every night I get an earful about small business.”
Chris Murphy (D): The congressman, , has been , but his response is that he's "proud" of his record and the way Congress has handled Wall Street reform.
Sylvester Salcedo (D): The Bridgeport lawyer is known for being one of the few Asian-Americans to run for U.S. Senate in the 2012 election — perhaps now the only one since — as well as driving to the Mexican border earlier this year to gain a some attention for his campaign.
Lee Whitnum (unaffiliated): The Greenwich resident spark some controversy when because Gov. Malloy and Rep. Chris Murphy are "lying to the people to pander to the ultra conservative branch of the Jewish community." She announced in June that she would
Linda McMahon (R): , the former WWE CEO is a clear frontrunner in the U.S. Senate race along with Rep. Murphy. She recently shared her .
Chris Shays (R): The former congressman, who lost his seat to Himes in 2008, recently turned to Republican political strategist Karl Rove for assistance with his campaign.
Kie Westby (R): , the Southbury attorney said that career politicians have had their chance to make changes. "It requires a fresh face, a fresh approach," he said. Although he hasn't officially suspended his campaign, Westby recently announced that he wouldn't submit the signatures required to be part of the Republican primary.