Hartford mayoral candidate Shawn Wooden has raised $52,000 in campaign contributions in less than two months (since filing his papers). Mayor Pedro Segarra has raised about $15,200. It should be noted, however, that Wooden filed his papers and announced his intentions to run for mayor before Segarra.
A press release from Wooden's camp is pasted below. To view Wooden's and Segarra's campaign finance disclosure papers, see the related links box. Stay tuned for more on this.
Wooden for Mayor Campaign Reports Strong Initial Fundraising Period
(Hartford, CT) - Shawn Wooden, the Democratic candidate for Mayor of Hartford, announced today that his campaign raised $52,000 in under two months since filing to run for office.
This first fundraising report demonstrates the early strength of Wooden's candidacy. Shawn Wooden is a Partner at Day Pitney LLP, one of the state's most prominent law firms, and has been active in community affairs since his youth. After graduating from Trinity College, he worked for Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry, Connecticut Commissioner for Social Services Audrey Rowe, and Project Vote, coordinating voter registration across the state. Wooden then attended New York University School of Law and worked for the AFL-CIO before returning to Hartford to work for Day Pitney (then called Day, Berry & Howard). Wooden serves as a member of the Steering Committee of Governor Malloy's Transition Team.
Shawn Wooden currently lives in the West End of Hartford with his wife Dr. Biree Andemariam and their two young sons.
For more information please visit www.woodenformayor.com