Incumbent Roldan Faces Two Challengers In 4th House District Race
October 25, 2010
Democratic incumbent Kelvin Roldan, who narrowly won the August primary, faces two challengers in the Nov. 2 election in the heavily Democratic 4th House District.
Roldan, who is seeking a third term, eked out a 5-vote primary victory over Angel Morales, an unemployed convicted felon who claimed that Roldan was out of touch with his constituents. Roldan, 32, and director of strategic partnerships for Hartford public schools, rejected that charge and pointed to low voter turnout as the reason for the close vote.
Roldan, who is also vice chairman of the legislature's appropriations committee and serves on the judiciary and insurance committees, has said he plans to reintroduce legislation promoting more higher educational opportunities for city children, and plans to address the high concentration of convicted sex offenders living near Hartford schools.
In the past special legislative session, Roldan sought to prohibit sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or day-care facility.
Roldan said that with the state "facing an astronomical deficit," he also plans to protect resources for city residents and schoolchildren.
The Republican candidate is Antonio Reyes Jr., who did not return calls seeking comment. The other candidate is Andrew McCarthy on the Connecticut for Lieberman ticket, who could not be reached for comment.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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