WILTON, Conn. -- The American Federation of Teachers Connecticut has given its endorsement to Keith Rodgerson for the Nov. 4 election for a General Assembly seat for parts of Norwalk, Westport and Wilton.
The AFT endorsement follows the release of Rodgerson's education platform last week. Highlights of the platform include support for increases to public school Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funding, universal Pre-K, and the expansion of the UConn system.
"I am humbled by their trust in me. These are challenging times in education," Rodgerson said in a statement. "Once I get to Hartford, I will work very hard in making sure that our educational priorities continue to move forward."
Rodgerson is running for the seat in the 143rd State House District against Republican incumbent Gail Lavielle. The district includes parts of Norwalk, Westport and Wilton.
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