Following her cross-endorsement by the Democratic Party, Green Party candidate Bonnie Troy, who is running for the 135th Assembly District seat, said her nomination “speaks volumes about the communities in the district.”
“This election is not so much about party lines but really about common core values and the genuine interest in doing right for our community here and on a state level. I am honored and excited to dig in and work with all Easton, Redding and Weston residents to bring some new and old perspectives to the table and effect some change for a brighter future,” she said.
Democrats from Easton, Weston and Redding endorsed Troy, a Green Party candidate, for the state representative seat for the 135th District. As a result, she will appear in two places on the election ballot, on the Green Party line and the Democratic Party line.
Troy is challenged by Republican nominee Adam Dunsby, the first selectman of Easton.
Both candidates are looking to fill the seat vacated by three-term Republican incumbent John Shaban, who is vacating the office to run for the U.S. House of Representatives against Democratic incumbent Jim Himes.
Troy is a longtime Weston resident and graduate of Weston High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Bridgeport. She raised her son, Tyler, as a single mom and now works with him at the company she founded, Moonbeam Gardens, an organic land care business she began 14 years ago.
Troy says she is very involved with the communities of the 135th District and can be seen holding networking meetings with small businesses as well as the green energy and solar industries.
Area Democrats weighed in positively on Troy’s endorsement.
Redding selectman and DTC co-chairman Leon Karvelis said, “We need someone who knows and supports local business. Someone who will listen to their constituents and who will fight for us up in Hartford.”
Easton DTC Chairman Robert Schrage said, “Bonnie has a dynamic and engaging personality who listens to people and understands them.”
When asked what inspired Weston DTC members to cross-endorse Troy, chairman Fran Goldstein said, “Her energy, passion and strong commitment to the environment and small business make her a winner.”
Green Party Secretary David Bedell called Troy, “a champion for clean energy and the environment.” He said, “We hope the voters will send her to Hartford to work on a sustainable state energy plan.”