Segarra Endorses Wooden

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Mayor Pedro Segarra on Monday endorsed Council President Shawn Wooden for state senator in the 2nd District, which includes portions of Hartford, Bloomfield and Windsor.

Wooden, a Democrat, is challenging longtime incumbent state Sen. Eric Coleman (also a Democrat). Wooden last month won the party’s endorsement at its nominating convention.

Segarra and Wooden at Scotts' Jamaican Bakery Monday.

Segarra and Wooden at Scotts’ Jamaican Bakery Monday. Photos/Jenna Carlesso

Coleman has said he will challenge Wooden to an August primary.

“It’s quite evident that Democrats are coming together to support this candidate for this position, that they’re looking for someone that would bring a renewed sense of energy and commitment that is more contemporary with the needs of our community and where we want to head as a community,” Segarra said Monday at a press conference outside Scotts’ Jamaican Bakery on Albany Avenue.

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Windsor Mayor Donald Trinks, Deputy Mayor Jody Terranova, Windsor Democratic Town Committee Chairman Tim Curtis and former town committee Chairman Tim Fitzgerald said last week that they are backing Wooden for the seat.

Wooden challenged Segarra for mayor in 2011, but pulled out of the race before the primary at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s request. You can read more about Wooden and Segarra’s background here and here.

The primary is Aug. 12.

You can watch video from Monday’s press conference here:

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