Democrat Primary in 9th District

Tuesday, September 14th

Bunnell High School: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Linda Chaffin vs Rick Marcone

In the 9th, Rick Marcone is seeking to upset Linda Chaffin, the Stratford Democratic Committee Endorsed Candidate, in a primary election this Tuesday.

Marcone, who has been active in several community organizations for years, was the party’s registrar of voters until last year, when he was snubbed by Democrats at their endorsement meeting for the post in favor of Jim Simon.  Marcone then lost a primary to Simon for the position, and came up short again in November after petitioning his way onto the general election ballot.

He has since been hired as a part-time file clerk at Town Hall.  According to campaign finance disclosures filed by Republican Mayor Laura Hoydick’s campaign, he donated $100 June 10.

Linda Chaffee is passionate about civics and community participation having spent her career as a Volunteer Director and Certified teacher, eventually combining her passion for teaching with community service work.

She taught character education through service in districts throughout the state of Connecticut, for 13 years. Most recently, in 2018, she worked with a student group to introduce and pass state legislation to eliminate polystyrene in schools. The group also worked tirelessly to eliminate plastic bags in our state.

Linda and her husband Tom co-lead an Indivisible group that worked to help get Phil Young elected twice and created a program called “Adopt A District” in which over 300 DTC volunteers throughout the state committed to canvassing for candidates outside of their districts in “winnable” areas to get Democratic Senators elected. This practice has been used repeatedly in some districts. Linda and Tom lead the effort to get early voting passed in the legislature. The Indivisible group continues to call, post card, text and canvas on issues of concern in CT, as well as other states.

Linda is married, has one child and is a passionate organic gardener.

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