Independent Party of Connecticut

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Independent Party of Connecticut
Chairman Mike Telesca
Founded August 23, 1966
Website
http://www.independentpartyofct.com/
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The Independent Party of Connecticut is a minority political party in the State of Connecticut.

History[edit]

In the 1930s, an Independent-Republican party was formed by Professor Albert Levitt of Redding, CT and Irving Fisher, a Yale economist.[1] However, the official title of "Independent Party" was used later on. In 1958, Andrew C. LaCroix of Easton, CT was acting treasurer of the Independent Party of CT. The party backed Ms. Vivian Kellems of Stonington, CT in a 1956 write-in campaign. At that time, Anthony Sparaco of Old Saybrook was President, and Rosemary Favale of Waterbury was Vice-President.[2] In 1959, Charles R. Iovino of Milford, CT was also elected as an Independent write-in candidate.[3] As early as 1967, the Independent Party of Connecticut has successfully held meetings throughout the State.[4] However, it is speculated that the Independent Party of Connecticut was actually formed on August 23, 1966.[5]

Town Committees[edit]

An Independent Town Committee is local organization that affiliates with the State-Central Executive Board. According to bylaws, they must consist of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Town Committees by City/Town

  • East Haven, CT[6]
  • Milford, CT[7]
  • Middletown, CT[8]
  • Newtown, CT[9]
  • Waterbury, CT[10]
  • Watertown, CT[11]

Notable Candidates[edit]

  • Jennie Cave - The First Woman Elected Mayor of the City of Norwalk in 1975.[12]
  • In 1885, there were 2 Connecticut Senators elected as Independents.[13]

Non-Independent Party of CT Candidates[edit]

In Connecticut, some candidates have been referred to as "Independent" while running for public office. However, they were not endorsed by The Independent Party of Connecticut.

List of Non-Independent Party of CT Candidates

References[edit]