Crisco, Markley qualify for CEP grants

HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission has approved a public campaign grant under the Citizens’ Election Program for state senators Joseph Crisco, D-Woodbirdge, and Joseph Markley, R-Southington.

Crisco is running for re-election in the 17th Senate District, which represents all or portions of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. He is facing a challenge from Republican Gorge Logan.

Markley is running for re-election in the 16th Senate District, which represents Southington, Wolcott, Prospect and part of Waterbury and Cheshire. He is facing a challenge from Democrat Ryan Rogers

To qualify for the campaign financing through the voluntary program state representative candidates have to raise $5,000 from at least 150 donors that reside within their district. State senate candidates have to raise $15,000 from at least 300 individuals residing in their district.  Candidates can only accept contributions up to $100 and can’t accept money from state contractors or political action committees.

General election grants are $28,150 for state representative candidates and $95,710 for state senate candidates. For more information, visit seec.compliance@ct.gov.