Toni Boucher

New Britain mayor, 30, mulls run for Connecticut governor

The 30-year-old mayor of New Britain has announced she is joining the crowded field of candidates exploring a run for governor.

Erin Stewart , a Republican, on Monday made the announcement that she has opened an exploratory committee on Facebook Live, a forum she has used to connect with voters and constituents and one that is emblematic of her generation.

Stewart, whose father, Timothy Stewart, previously served as New Britain's mayor, became the youngest mayor in city history when she defeated a Democratic incumbent in 2013 at age 26. She has won re-election twice in the largely Democratic city, best known as the home of tool maker Stanley Black & Decker....

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