Rogers qualifies for CEP grant

Ryan Rogers
Ryan Rogers

HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission has approved a public campaign grant under the Citizens’ Election Program for state Senate candidate Ryan Rogers.

Rogers, a Democrat, is challenging state Sen. Joseph Markley, R-Southington, in the 16th District, which represents Southington, Wolcott, Prospect and part of Waterbury and Cheshire.

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