Crisco, Mazurek receive campaign grants

Joseph Crisco

The State Elections Enforcement Commission has approved public campaign grants for state senate candidates Joseph Crisco and John “Corky” Mazurek.

Crisco, a Democrat from Woodbridge, is seeking reelection to the 17th Senatorial District, which represents the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge.

Crisco is running against Republican Tony Szewczyk of Derby.

Mazurek, a Democrat from Wolcott, is running in the 16th Senatorial District which includes Southington, Wolcott, Prospect, Cheshire, and Waterbury.

Mazurek is challenging incumbent Republican Joe Markley.

John Mazurek

To qualify for the Citizen’s Election Program candidates have to raise $5,000 in small contributions and have at least 150 donors that reside in the towns within their district.

Grant amounts vary. In most races, general election grant amounts are $26,850 for state representative candidates and $91,290 for state senate candidates, according to a release issued by the commission.

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  1. With all of the people in Connecticut that either are hungry or can’t read, I can think of some other things to do with twenty-six or ninety-one THOUSAND dollars. To give grants for this kind of funding for yard signs and tv ads is appalling – and shame on the politicians who accept them.