DSA NPC newsletter August 20, 2020:
- We’d also like to thank the six nationally endorsed DSA candidates (Justin Farmer, Megan Green, Rebecca Parson, Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, Nada Elmikashfi, and Dan Michniewicz), who narrowly lost, for running and for all the comrades who put in work for all of the campaigns we’ve mentioned.
Two primary wins
Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America, September 13
- Excited to announce that two members of our DSA chapter have won their respective Democratic Primary races. Justin Farmer for Fifth District Town Council in Hamden, and Charles Decker for Ward 9 in the Board of Alders in New Haven! We look forward to a general election in the Greater New Haven that features two socialists!
DSA public office holders
As of December 2019 Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America had five members win public office. Darnell Ford, a child services worker and executive board member of SEIU 1199 New England, won a seat on the Middletown Common Council. Kellin Atherton won a seat on the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission. They join three incumbent DSA electeds who were re-elected to city council seats: Charles Decker in New Haven, Justin Farmer in Hamden, and Gina Morgenstein in Wallingford.
November 7, 2017 city council seat victories for socialists include self-described democratic socialist Tristan Rader in Lakewood, Ohio; and Democratic Socialists of America members Denise Joy in Billings, Montana, who won by more than eight hundred votes; Charles Decker in New Haven, Connecticut; Justin Farmer in Hamden, Connecticut; and Joel Sipress who won with 67 percent of the vote in Duluth’s 2nd District. Democratic Socialists of America Buffalo vice chair Brian Nowak also won a seat in Cheektowaga, as did dues-paying Democratic Socialists of America member Ross Grooters, who ran a campaign championing clean water and living wages.
- [https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/11/election-day-socialists-carter-brisport-jentzen-singh-krasner-dsa Jacobin Yesterday Was a Good Day BRANKO MARCETIC 11.08.2017]