[Hartford Courant] Three-way primary set for Hartford mayor race
By STEPHEN UNDERWOOD
PUBLISHED: August 17, 2023 at 12:10 p.m.
Fonfara received the most signatures with 2,432, Coleman received 2,032 signatures, and city councilman Nick Lebron received 1,075, which makes him ineligible to compete in the primary contest, according to Hartford’s registrar of voters Giselle “Gigi” Feliciano. Lebron said he had submitted over 2,000 signatures, but many of them were disqualified.
“We qualified for the general election a long time ago, which is confirmation we’ve been in it for the long haul,” Lebron said. “We do know we had over 2,400 people support the Lebron for Hartford campaign and our movement and 127 volunteers helped out in one way or fashion. We’re going to bring that movement, whether they want to discredit or invalidate us for the primary, we’re going to take that movement to the general election.”
Lebron and Giselle Jacobs have met the requirements to be on the ballot in the November general election, according to the registrar’s office. Fonfara and McCauley have said they plan on meeting the requirement, regardless of what happens in the primary contest. Coleman’s campaign said they already submitted the necessary signatures, but those signatures haven’t been officially counted yet.
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