Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, a Democratic labor organizer who was raised in Hartford and lives in Newtown, said she is filing papers Tuesday opening an exploratory campaign for secretary of the state, a potential first step in an attempt to become the first Hispanic elected to statewide office in Connecticut.
If Zimmerman goes forward with a campaign, she will be attempting to wrest the Democratic nomination from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, who is seeking re-election to a third term. Zimmerman recently resigned as secretary of the state Democratic Party.
Rep. Chris Soto, D-New London, a member of the legislatureâ€™s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, will serve as her campaign treasurer. Members of the caucus joined Merrill last week at a press conference announcing a voter drive to register Puerto Ricans who have moved to Connecticut after being displaced by Hurricane Maria.
In 1989, Zimmerman and two siblings were among………………………………
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