Musto faces Moore in Tuesday primary

Democrats in the 22nd State Senate District will decide Tuesday who will be on the ballot in November.

Trumbull resident and incumbent State Sen. Anthony Musto, will be challenged in Tuesday’s Primary by Bridgeport community leader Marilyn Moore. The 22nd Senate district represents all of Trumbull, a portion of Monroe and a large part of Bridgeport.

Musto, who was first elected in 2008, served in several roles in town government, including on the Town Council. He practices law in Fairfield.

His opponent is founder and CEO of The Witness Project of Connecticut, a breast cancer education support group for low income and African American women. She has also recently organized coalitions to address food equity in Bridgeport. She served two years as the Legislative Aide to former State Senator Edwin A. Gomes (D-23).

Musto, who has the backing of the Trumbull Democratic Town Committee, lists some of his accomplishments at The website lists funding he has helped secure for projects, including road paving, Hillcrest pool repairs, a generator for the Nichols Fire District and money for the senior center kitchen.

Musto said he has also advocated for brownfield reinvestment and initiated bipartisan legislation to relieve regulatory burdens on businesses, among other accomplishments.

Moore’s Facebook page, Marilyn Moore for State Senate 2014, said she is an independent-minded reformer, who will draw on her experiences as a community advocate, labor activist and corporate executive to represent her constituents and help revitalize the region.

She also recently advocated for the creation of a Regional Water Pollution Control Authority.

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