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.
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.
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.
The primary is Aug. 12.
You can watch video from Monday’s press conference here: