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Stemerman Hits 20K Signatures, Likely to Earn Spot on August Primary Ballot

June 11, 2018 By Staff
Stemerman Hits 20K Signatures, Likely to Earn Spot on August Primary Ballot

The businessman collected more than double the signatures needed to qualify for the August GOP primary ballot.

Businessman and GOP gubernatorial candidate David Stemerman announced Monday he has submitted “nearly 20,000 signatures” in his attempt to qualify for the August GOP primary through the petition process.

With just a few months to go before the voters decide who will take on Ned Lamont – who would be a third term for Dan Malloy – my campaign will continue to reach voters across our state with bold ideas that will make their lives better,” Stemerman said. “You will be seeing much more from my campaign as we work to earn the votes of fed-up families and job creators in Connecticut.”

The 20,000 signatures is more than double the 9,000-plus signatures Stemerman needs to earn a spot on the ballot. Fellow businessman and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski submitted 12,000 signatures last week.

If Stefanowski and Stemerman earn spots on the GOP primary ballot, they’ll join Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury), ex-First Selectman Tim Herbst (R-Trumbull), and businessman Steve Obsitnik, who all earned spots through the convention.

Mayor Mark Lauretti (R-Shelton) is also seeking a spot on the primary ballot through the petition process.