Connecticut Greens, Thornton for Governor, Ferrucci for Senate Top 13,000 Signatures
For Immediate Release: August 9, 2006
Tim McKee, CT Green Party National Committee Person, cell (860) 860-778-1304 or (860)-643-2282
Jean DeSmet, State Co-Chair (860) 456-2188
Ralph Ferrucci, U.S. Senate candidate (203) 430-9342
Cliff Thornton, Green Party Candidate for Governor (860) 657-8438-Home or (860) 268-1294-Campaign cell
THORNTON, FERRUCCI TOP 13,000 BALLOT SIGNATURE DRIVE FOR CT. GREENS
Hartford, CT, - Green Party officials submitted 13,000 signatures today to finish their drive for a first ever slate of
candidates for state offices and the U.S. Senate race.
Independent business man and truck driver Ralph Ferrucci will lead the ticket as the candidate for U.S. Senate. Retired
businessman Cliff Thornton, running for Governor, tops a slate for state officers.
Over 65 volunteers from across the state submitted petitions for Ferrucci, an anti-war activist from New Haven and
Thornton?s team of state office seekers. 7,500 valid signatures were need by 4 pm Wednesday, August 9 at 4 pm, and the
total of 13,000 was submitted as a buffer for any errors in petitions. Teams of lawyers and notaries with the Green Party
carefully inspected each petition before they were submitted to local town hall for validation. The Greens expect
confirmation of ballot access from the Sectary of State's office within days.
Governor: Clifford Thornton, founder of the drug policy reform group Efficacy, who will be Connecticut's first African American candidate for Governor
Lt. Governor: Robin Schaefer
Attorney General: Nancy Burton, environmental activist and founder of CT Coalition against Millstone
Secretary of the State: Mike DeRosa, founder of Project V.O.T.E.R. - Voter Opportunity through Election Reform
State Treasurer: David Bue, Socially Responsible investment adviser with First Affirmative Financial Network
State Comptroller: Colin Bennett
U.S. Senate: Ralph Ferrucci, New Haven Independent businessman and truck driver.