As we look ahead to November’s elections, Orange Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on some of the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near.
14th State Senatorial District
Gayle Slossberg (D): Incumbent Gayle Slossberg has held her office since 2005, representing Orange, Milford and West Haven. Earlier this year she was a .
Michael DeGrego (R): A newcomer to the political scene, Michael DeGrego received the backing of Republicans last month. “These are the folks looking for jobs, running out of unemployment because Connecticut tweaked the numbers to make it look better than it is,” .
114th General Assembly District
Themis Klarides (R): Since 1999 Themis Klarides has represented the 114th District, containing Derby, Orange and Woodbridge. She hopes to hold the seat for another two years. Klarides recently wrote a blog post on about .
Aldon Hynes (D): Woodbridge resident Aldon Hynes has experience working on other campaigns - such as Howard Dean's presidential campaign and his wife's bid for a state representative seat. He now has a campaign of his own and he , with subjects ranging from to .
119th General Assembly District
James Maroney (D): James Maroney in May to seek the seat of outgoing state Rep. Richard Ro. “The reason I am running is simple, my desire to help people. It’s the reason I left my job on Wall St 13 years ago to start my small business,” he said in a statement following the nomination.
Pam Staneski (R): The former Milford Board of Education and alderman is to take the district representing parts of Orange and Milford. “Hartford’s policies have been driving businesses out of the state, costing many people their jobs and their hope,” she said in a statement.
Chris Murphy (D): The Democratic congressman is by a 50-20 margin as he tries to win outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman’s seat.
Susan Bysiewicz (D): The Democratic candidate for senate has her work cut out for her as she tries to lessen U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s strong lead .
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 executive tried – and failed – in her run for Senate two years ago. This year, she was the Republican favorite after . Her campaign headquarters is .
Chris Shays (R): Despite losing the party nominations to Linda McMahon, .
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.
Third Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D): Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has been in Congress. She’s hoping to add another two to that tally this November. She was recently in Orange to , where she called malnutrition and obesity a "double-edged sword.”
Wayne Winsley (R): The Naugatuck resident faces an uphill challenge against long-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro. Still, Winsley is optimistic and thinks it’s time for a change in the third district.