Webster nominated as democratic candidate for state representative

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The Democratic Convention for the 62nd State House of Representatives was held at Holcomb Farm North Pavilion. The Democratic delegates sent to the convention nominated Amanda Webster as the Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 62nd District. She will challenge Bill Simanski in November.

Delegates nominated and seconded Webster’s candidacy, and gave short speeches of support.

“We need young, fresh thinking as we move forward. And I know someone who is perfect for the job. She is progressive, she is solution-oriented, and she is a true leader,” said Ann Gadwah, New Hartford delegate who nominated Amanda Webster.

“I am the proud parent of three young girls. Girls who will become strong women, who fight for what they believe in, who are strong mothers, who have an amazing work ethic, who are never satisfied with good enough and who never, ever quit. They need a role model who represents every one of these ideals in the Connecticut House of Representatives, and Amanda Webster is that person,” said Matt Brady, delegate that seconded Ms. Webster’s nomination.

Prior to Ms. Webster’s acceptance speech, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman spoke to the attendees of her support for Ms. Webster. Following this, Webster gave her acceptance speech.

“This November, the 62nd district is going to have a choice, for the first time in eight years. This choice is about what matters to us as a community,” Webster remarked. “If we stand together, we will be standing with the working and middle-class, with unions, with farmers, with seniors, and with those who want to raise their families here. And with the right leadership, all of those people will be able to stay here after retirement, too.”

— from a news release