Incumbent Democratic State Senator Marilyn Moore has received the endorsement of the Connecticut Education Association in her primary race against Bridgeport City Councilman Tom McCarthy. According to CEO spokesman Nancy Andrews, the group is backing Moore due to her \u201csupport and hard work promoting public education and ensuring that all children have access to a high-quality education.\u201d Moore is running for a second term representing Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe and is facing a primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 9. \u201cMarilyn is a steadfast supporter of critical issues," said CEA President Sheila Cohen. \u201cShe understands the needs of students and has worked hard to make the tough choices needed to move public education forward in Connecticut. We urge our members living in her district to seek her out and support her re-election so that she can continue her good work helping students across our state.\u201d Moore\u2019s voting record and her dedication to students, teachers, and public education include: Supporting and cosponsoring SB 380, the bill to decouple SBAC scores from teacher evaluations; Fighting for more public education funding; Backing CEA\u2019s legislative priorities and voting in favor of sound educational policies. "I have fought for equality and justice my entire life,\u201d said Moore. \u201cPublic education is a fundamental building block for a democratic society, and I will, as in the past, continue to ensure that all of our children receive a high-quality public education. No one should profit financially on the backs of our children's education. That is why I am proud to receive the Connecticut Education Association's endorsement and promise to stand with students, parents, and teachers." Cohen said schools deserved an advocate like Moore. \u201cShe understands the issues facing classroom teachers. She has been there for us in the past, and we know she will continue to fight for us in the future,\u201d she said.