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Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut-endorsed leaders will continue our state’s legacy in advancing reproductive freedom for all people

(New Haven, CT) — In the 2020 election, voters across the state proved that reproductive rights and access to sexual and reproductive health care are winning issues in Connecticut. The results are in: 80 of the 121 candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut (PPV!CT) won their races. These champions will represent 22 districts in the Senate and 58 in the House of Representatives.

“This election, the people of Connecticut overwhelmingly elected candidates who support sexual and reproductive health and rights — further affirming that these are important and critical issues for our voters,” said Amanda Skinner, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut. “Our state has long led the rest of the country in the fight for reproductive freedom, thanks to strong champions in our state legislature. The outcome of the 2020 General Assembly elections sends an undeniable message — our residents want leaders who will protect fundamental reproductive rights and work to expand access to sexual and reproductive health care for all people.”

PPV!CT-endorsed champions have been instrumental in passing a series of progressive policies in recent legislative sessions — and fighting back against increased federal attacks on fundamental reproductive rights and access to health care. Achievements include expanding access to PrEP medication for minors to prevent HIV; establishing the nation’s first LGBTQ+ health and human services network through legislative action; and passing a comprehensive paid family medical leave act with more inclusive language that covers chosen families.

“Today we celebrate our victories across the state and commit to the work ahead —the fight for justice continues,” said Gretchen Raffa, Senior Director, Public Policy, Advocacy and Organizing with Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut. “Together with our champions in the General Assembly and our community partners across Connecticut, we must work to address health inequities compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic; ensure that everyone has access to health care regardless of immigration status; increase access to doula care; expand access to telehealth; and fight for racial justice.”

Although the final results of national elections are still undecided, it’s clear that voters across America and here in Connecticut are demanding increased access to sexual and reproductive health care. Ballots are still being counted – every voice and every vote matters. “While there is much to be proud of here in Connecticut, this fight isn’t over. It will take time to make sure every vote is counted across the country,” said Skinner. “We know that the demand for change was clear and powerful. Planned Parenthood advocacy organizations, including Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut, won’t stop until every voice is heard and every vote is counted.”



District 2             Doug McCrory*
District 3             Saud Anwar*
District 4             Steve Cassano*
District 5             Derek Slap *
District 6             Rick Lopes 
District 9             Matt Lesser*
District 10           Gary Winfield*
District 11           Martin Looney*
District 12           Christine Cohen*
District 13           Mary Daugherty Abrams*
District 14           James Maroney*
District 17           Jorge Cabrera
District 18           Heather Somers*
District 19           Cathy Osten*
District 22           Marilyn Moore*  
District 24           Julie Kushner*
District 25           Bob Duff*
District 26           Will Haskell*
District 27           Carlo Leone*
District 29           Mae Flexer*
District 33           Norm Needleman*
District 36           Alex Kasser*

House of Representatives:

District 1             Matthew Ritter*
District 2             Raghib Allie-Brennan*             
District 9             Jason Rojas*
District 12           Geoffrey Luxenberg*
District 13           Jason Doucette*
District 17           Eleni Kavros DeGraw
District 18           Jillian Gilchrest*
District 19           Tammy Exum*
District 20           Kate Farrar
District 21           Mike Demicco*
District 24           Emmanuel "Manny" Sanchez        
District 27           Gary Turco*
District 28           Amy Morrin Bello           
District 33           Brandon Chafee
District 35           Christine Goupil
District 36           Christine Palm*
District 39           Anthony Nolan*
District 40           Christine Conley*            
District 48           Brian Smith*
District 49           Susan Johnson*
District 50           Pat Boyd*
District 54           Gregory Haddad*
District 56           Michael Winkler*
District 58           Thomas Arnone*
District 60           Jane Garibay*
District 64           Maria Horn*
District 82           Michael Quinn
District 83           Catherine Abercrombie*
District 84           Hilda Santiago*
District 85           Mary Mushinsky*
District 88           Josh Elliott*
District 94           Robyn Porter*
District 96           Roland Lemar*
District 98           Sean Scanlon*
District 100         Quentin Phipps*
District 101         John-Michael Parker
District 102         Robin Comey*
District 103         Liz Linehan*
District 109         David Arconti*
District 110         Bob Godfrey*
District 111         Aimee Berger-Girvalo
District 114         Mary Welander
District 115         Dorinda Borer*
District 120         Phillip Young*
District 126         Charlie Stallworth*
District 127         John (Jack) Hennessy*
District 132         Jennifer Leeper
District 133         Cristin McCarthy Vahey*
District 135         Anne Hughes*
District 136         Jonathan Steinberg*
District 137         Chris Perone*
District 138         Kenneth Gucker*
District 139         Kevin Ryan*
District 142         Lucia "Lucy" Dathan*
District 143         Stephanie Thomas
District 144         Caroline Simmons*
District 147         Matthew Blumenthal*
District 150         Stephen Meskers*

Please note: * indicates incumbent


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