Conroy picks up endorsements

Theresa Conroy

Theresa Conroy

SEYMOUR — State Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour, has picked up a few endorsements recently in her bid for re-election in the 105th District.

The Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut AFL-CIO, a labor union, and the International Union, United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) have recently announced their endorsements of Conroy.

“It is important that we elect a legislature that is supportive of social services programs and our social work agenda,” said Stephen Karp, executive director of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, in a press release. “We will be doing our part to assure that happens and look forward to working with you in the 2017 legislative session.”

The UAW stated in a release that its endorsement is based on Conroy’s stances on issues important to the organization both at the local and the national level.

“I stand behind the priorities of the more than 8,000 UAW Connecticut members and members across the nation that keep pushing for a fair balance in the community and state that we all strive for,” Conroy stated in a news release.

Conroy is running for a third consecutive term, and fourth overall, representing the 105th District, which represents Beacon Falls, Derby and Seymour. She is facing a challenge from Republican Nicole Klarides-Ditria, the deputy first selectman in Seymour.