The New Haven Independent reported Monday that State Sen. Toni Harp, a New Haven Democrat, had entered the race for New Haven Mayor:
Harp told the Independent Monday that she plans to file official papers after all either at the end of this week or early next week to seek the Democratic mayoral nomination.
“I’m very excited. I think that will bring a different perspective to the political discussion about the city—where it is now, where hopefully we’ll be in the future,” Harp said. “And I honestly think that I have the ability to bring the city together, to make it a more positive place, where people feel better about being residents of New Haven.”