Former candidate Williams endorses Esty for 5th district (release)
Mike Williams, former Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District, announced today his endorsement of Elizabeth Esty.
"I am proud to endorse Elizabeth Esty for Congress in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District. Elizabeth Esty has a record of experience as a lawyer, mother, local leader and state representative that will make her a formidable Member of Congress," stated Dr. Williams. "Elizabeth has proven that she is committed to working with other elected representatives to pull our economy out of its downward spiral by creating middle class jobs, while ensuring the long-term sustainability of critical programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Elizabeth Esty will be the kind of common sense, independent leader we desperately need in Washington."
"I am honored to receive Dr. Williams' support. He brought to the discussion a focus on issues critical to 5th District voters – rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, a new energy policy for the 21st Century, and reviving our struggling economy through good paying jobs in Connecticut. I look forward to working with him to ensure the residents of the 5th District continue to have a voice in Washington."
Mike Williams joins a growing network of grassroots supporters from across Connecticut. Esty has received the support of national organizations including EMILY's List, Women's Campaign Fund, Women's Action for New Directions and the National Women's Political Caucus. Esty currently maintains a cash on hand advantage over her opponents.