As we look ahead to November’s elections, Naugatuck Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near.
70th State House District
(R): The Naugatuck state representative is seeking her second full term (she was elected in a special election in March 2009).
Rebimbas is the House Ranking Member of the General Law Committee and is a member of Public Safety and Security Committee and the Select Committee on Children.
So far, she is unopposed.
131st House District
(R): The state representative is seeking his seventh term in office. The Yale Univesity-educated Labriola serves on the Judiciary, Transportation and Government Administration and Elections (GAE) committees and has a leadership role as .
So far, he is unopposed.
Chris Murphy (D): The Democratic congressman is by a 50-20 margin as he tries to win outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman’s seat.
Susan Bysiewicz (D): The Democratic candidate for senate has her work cut out for her as she tries to lessen U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s strong lead .
Sylvester Salcedo (D): The Bridgeport lawyer is known for being one of the few Asian-Americans to run for U.S. Senate in the 2012 election — perhaps now the only one since — as well as driving to the Mexican border earlier this year to gain a some attention for his campaign.
Lee Whitnum (unaffiliated): The Greenwich resident spark some controversy when because Gov. Malloy and Rep. Chris Murphy are "lying to the people to pander to the ultra conservative branch of the Jewish community." She announced in June that she would
Linda McMahon (R): The former WWE executive tried – and failed – in her run for Senate two years ago. This year, she was the Republican favorite after .
Chris Shays (R): Despite losing the party nominations to Linda McMahon, .
Kie Westby (R): , the Southbury attorney said that career politicians have had their chance to make changes. "It requires a fresh face, a fresh approach," he said. Although he hasn't officially suspended his campaign, Westby recently announced that he wouldn't submit the signatures required to be part of the Republican primary.
Third Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D): Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has been in Congress. She’s hoping to add another two to that tally this November. She was recently in Orange to , where she called malnutrition and obesity a "double-edged sword.”
Wayne Winsley (R): The Naugatuck resident faces an uphill challenge against long-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro. Still, Winsley is optimistic and thinks it’s time for a change in the third district.