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Mayor Erin Stewart Launches Exploratory Committee; Considers Bid for Governor

January 29, 2018 By Staff
Mayor Erin Stewart Launches Exploratory Committee; Considers Bid for Governor

Stewart joins an already crowded field.

Today, Mayor Erin Stewart (R-New Britain) used Facebook Live to launch her bid to explore a campaign for Connecticut governor. She also shared a YouTube video, of her signing the forms required to explore a run for governor:

In 2015, Stewart was profiled by The New York Times as a rising star in the Republican Party:

Rather than playing down her youth, Ms. Stewart embraced it when she ran for office, emphasizing her openness to ideas from all parties and her determination to turn the city around. On social media, Ms. Stewart promised to impose fiscal responsibility, a pledge that, coupled with her familiar family name, resonated with voters. She won 56 percent of the vote, ousting the Democratic incumbent.

In 2016, Stewart was named by Newsmax as one of “30 Influential Republicans 30 and under,” and in 2017, when Stewart won her third two-year term, Newsmax noted that Democrats outnumber Republicans by 7-to-1 in the Hardware City.

With the state economy struggling, Stewart joins a crowded field for the 2018 gubernatorial race.