Susan Bysiewicz has won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor over opponent Eva Bermudez Zimmerman.
Bysiewicz has served multiple terms as both a legislator and secretary of the state, which she says, makes her the ideal selection to join the Democratic ticket as the nominee. Bysiewicz has picked up the support more than 50 local chief elected officials so far during her campaign.
Ned Lamont, who secured the Democratic nomination for governor, announced Bysiewicz as his preferred running mate before the party’s May nominating convention.
"Ned and I are looking forward to getting our economy going and solving some of the big fiscal challenges that are facing our state and we feel like we bring a very collaborative approach," Bysiewicz said Tuesday night. "We want to reach across the aisle which I think is going to be important in this environment."
Bermudez Zimmerman is a union organizer who was born in Hartford and currently lives in Newtown where she served out a term on the town council after being appointed to the seat. Bermudez Zimmerman had the support of labor unions around the state, and she had the support of the American Federation of Teachers in Connecticut.