WILTON, Conn. – Keith Rodgerson, a candidate for state representative in the 143rd House District, has qualified for the Citizens Election Program for the 2014 general election.
The 143rd District consists of parts of Norwalk, Westport and Wilton.
“I am truly humbled by the wide ranging support from the district and the region. From old Georgetown High School friends, to seniors in Wilton, and to business owners in Norwalk, the response has been tremendous. I will always be grateful for their trust in me.”
“I am a strong supporter of clean elections and I am glad to be able to take advantage of the Citizens Election Program. The CEP allows working people the opportunity to pursue public office without making overtures to out of state corporations and without having to be a millionaire.”
The Citizens Election Program is a grant program administered by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, designed to make an equal playing field for all candidates wishing to run for office. To qualify, a candidate must raise $5,000 in contributions of $100 or less, including individual contributions from at least 150 residents of the towns they are seeking to represent.
“CEP is an important facet of a series of initiatives aimed at increasing participation in our Democracy and leveling the playing field in favor of Connecticut’s interest. I fully support the electoral access, voter registration, campaign contribution disclosure and this year’s constitutional absentee ballot reforms that my opponent Gail Lavielle has voted against,” said Rodgerson, a member and vocal supporter.
“This is a major point of contrast between this year’s state house candidates for the 143rd seat,” said Dave Ryan, communications director for the Rodgerson campaign.
Rogerson continued by saying, “The end of this fundraising phase will help me to focus on concerns voters have across the district. They want to know how we can begin to pass legislation and secure funding after four years of partisan grandstanding. This gives me the opportunity to explain to voters across the 143rd District my plan to repair our broken relationships on both sides of the aisle in Hartford.”
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