Young wins Democratic nod for state rep seat

Former councilman will be on ballot in Feb. 27 special election

Philip Young wants to continue helping Stratford in elected office. This time, though, he will seek a role in state government.

Philip Young

Young, the former 6th District Town Councilman, was elected as Stratford’s Democratic nominee for the 120th District state representative seat on Thursday. Young defeated political newcomer Therese LeFever in a 26-13 vote among members of the Stratford Democratic Town Committee. Forty Stratford Democrats were in attendance. Stratford DTC Chairman Stephanie Philips abstained from voting.

Young will be on the ballot in the Feb. 27 special election to fill the state seat vacated by Mayor Laura Hoydick. The Republican Town Committee will vote for their nominee at 6 p.m. Friday at the Riverview Bistro. It is expected that former councilman Bill Cabral will get the GOP nod.

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  • Benjamin

    Nothing like another old white guy

    • Kenny

      Somebody has to cash those State Rep paychecks

    • Trevor

      And who do you think should have been elected Benjamin, a younger black guy with a criminal background like Ernie Newton?

      • Kenny

        Yeah Benjamin those are you only choices old white guys or Ernie Newton?n If you want Ernie just write him in on your ballot even if he doesn’t live in Stratford so long as he acts in good faith I’m sure it’ll be ok with Town Officials.

        • Danny Cook

          Newton is a old black man.

      • LouD

        That’s pretty racist to assume he would want a black man with a criminal background. Are there no young black men without criminal backgrounds in Stratford that could have run?

    • SCR

      Even if he defeats Cabral, there is no guarantee that Young would even be the (D) candidate on the ballot in November. There’s SFP(god help us) who changes his mind every month on whether he wants to be in politics. There’s Fred Streets, who ran in ’16, and was apparently snubbed by Phillips at caucus time. Wait and see.

      • Kenny

        Trevor says it should be a younger black guy with a criminal background like Ernie Newton?

        • SCR

          He also said “elected”. The election hasn’t happened yet. Your point is?

          • Danny Cook

            More Harassment and Insults and stupid comments coming from a Bully, Thug and a Liar who refused to use your real name in fear of being run out of town by us good people. Shame of you.

          • SCR

            Has the SHA provided you with a generator for your apartment yet?

          • Danny Cook

            Too bad that God did not provided you with brains at birth. More Harassment, Lies and Insults coming from a Bully, Thug and a Liar who refused to publish your real name for fear of being run out of town by us good writers.. I have my own generator. Thanks for asking. And your real name is?

          • Lovejoy

            Our point is for you to stop with your harassment.

        • Vincent

          Kenny, give your eyeballs a rest, you have no case. The DTC is not interested. You have nothing

          • Kenny

            Ok I’m outta here you should have said something sooner

          • Danny Cook

            Come back, we enjoy reading your great interesting comments.

        • Danny Cook

          Newton is black but far from being young.

      • Danny Cook

        Maybe Phillips will run for this site. Many of us like to run her out of town.

        • LorraineCecile Benoit


    • Danny Cook

      Nothing more coming from you then insults.

  • YeaYea

    The scarificial lamb. Good luck. You’re going to need it.

    • Danny Cook

      I love to eat roasted lamb.

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