Working Families Party endorses Democrat Wilson in 46th District House race
Norwich ―Derell Wilson, Democratic candidate for the 46th state House District, received the Working Families Party endorsement, the party announced Tuesday.
Wilson, a Democratic City Council member, is running against Republican Norwich businessman Robert Bell for the seat being vacated by 10-year incumbent Emmett Riley. The district covers the urban and southern sections of Norwich.
"Norwich needs leaders who will fight for an economy that works for all of us, " Sarah Ganong, Working Families Party state director said in a statement. "Derell Wilson has demonstrated a commitment to his constituents with a record of delivering results for families on the City Council. He will be a strong voice at the Capitol, a champion for education, and someone workers across the state can rely on.”
Wilson told The Day Tuesday he is “excited and humbled” to accept the Working Families Party endorsement.
“I am ready to do all I can to improve the lives of all the hard-working and dedicated people of Norwich and southeastern Connecticut,” Wilson said in a statement.
He later added: “I have dedicated my service so far to improving the quality of life for Norwich families.”
The endorsement means both candidates in the race will appear on two ballot lines. Bell was endorsed last week as the Independent Party candidate. According to the Norwich Registrar of Voters office, the 46th District has two voters registered with the Working Families Party, and the Independent Party has 154 registered voters.