Wooden Files Papers For State Senate Run

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Shawn Wooden, the city council president, filed papers this afternoon to form a candidate committee to run for the State Senate seat held by longtime incumbent Eric Coleman.

Coleman, a Democrat and co-chairman of the judiciary committee, has served as senator for the 2nd District since January 1995. The district includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor. Before that, Coleman was a state representative from 1983 to 1994.

Wooden, also a Democrat, challenged Mayor Pedro Segarra for the city’s top job in 2011, but bowed out of the race before the primary at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s request. He has served as city council president since January 2012.

Wooden, 44, is a lawyer at Day Pitney LLP.

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