Stewart Announces Campaign Kickoff Event

ees-headshot-320Stewart Announces Campaign Kickoff Event 
Will be joined by other young leaders from around Connecticut

NEW BRITAIN, CONN. (June 12th, 2013) – Erin Stewart will kick off her campaign for mayor at Stanley Golf Course’s Whinstone Tavern on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30pm.

“A new day is coming for New Britain,” Stewart said. “It’s time for new leadership and I am so happy to be receiving so much support and encouragement from city residents. I love New Britain and its people. We can do better, and I want to help bring about a better future for city residents and businesses. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones this Thursday. If you want to see a change in the direction New Britain is heading in, please stop by.”

The kickoff announcement is open to the public. State and local officials will be in attendance, including State Senator Art Linares of Westbrook and Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham. Linares was elected to the state senate at age 24, while Bingham was elected mayor at age 22.

Stewart, 26, serves on the Board of Education and has volunteered on community panels for the past decade.   News of her announcement has created a buzz throughout the city this week. Stewart says she will push for unity by building coalitions while working to reduce classroom sizes and improving the city’s business climate.

“As mayor, I will listen to taxpayers and I will make sure everyone’s voice is heard. I care about our entire city and will represent our entire city. New Britain is my home. This is where my heart is. I want future generations to grow up to be proud of New Britain, just as I am. We are already building momentum, and this is just the beginning. This city wants new leadership and a fresh new vision, and I will provide that. I can’t wait to get started.”

Admission to the Stewart for Mayor announcement is free.

Erin Stewart, 26, a lifelong resident of the City of New Britain, comes from a family with a respected tradition of community service.  She is a product of the New Britain Consolidated School District and a graduate of Central Connecticut State University.  Learn more at

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