DANBURY, Conn. -- Emanuela Palmares announced she is seeking the Republican nomination for State Representative of Danbury’s 110th District in this November's election.
Palmares, a longtime Danbury resident and proud mother, is the editor of the Tribuna Newspaper. She is a commissioner on the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, which advises the governor and the State Legislature, a council member on Danbury’s Aging in Place Council, and serves as a member of the Danbury Hospital Board of Directors.
“It is time for the residents of the 110th District to be well represented in Hartford by an independent voice who reflects the diversity and everyday struggles of its people,” said Palmares. “Danbury is where I grew up, went to school, and saw my parents work three jobs and eventually start their own business. It’s where I choose to live and raise my beautiful son.”
Palmares was honored in 2015 by Latinos United for Professional Advancement (LUPA) as one of the organization's 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut. In 2010, she was honored by the Fairfield County Business Journal and named on its 40 Under 40 list.
“Danbury has been failed by the Democrat-controlled legislature for almost three decades. Danbury Public Schools have been underfunded by 30 million dollars by the state. With a Democrat Governor and a Democrat majority in the state legislature, Danbury has not received its fair share,” stated Palmares. “I am looking forward to an engaging and interactive campaign. I will be knocking on every door in the district and listening to the concerns of all residents."
Palmares will kick off her campaign on Friday, 5:30 p.m., at Two Steps Downtown Grille, 5 Ives St, Danbury. The public is invited. Visit Palmares' campaign website at http://emanuela2016.com/ .
The seat is currently held by longtime state Rep. Bob Godfrey, a Democrat.
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