Few Black women have been elected to top local office across Connecticut, but this year a handful of candidates hope change is coming
HARTFORD COURANT | SEP 20, 2021
Aigné Goldsby had long pondered a run for political office. But it wasn’t until the murder of a Black man by police in Minnesota that she decided to launch her campaign for mayor of Cromwell.
“I thought about it, and I decided, ‘This is it. This is the time,’” said Goldsby, a 32-year-old attorney whose own father was murdered during a drug deal in Philadelphia when she was an infant. “After George Floyd, I felt like I needed to get more involved. ... I believe everybody’s voice deserves to be heard.”
Goldsby is part of a small but growing sorority of Black women entering local politics. The list of Black Democratic women on the November ballot includes Suzette DeBeatham-Brown of Bloomfield, who was born in Jamaica and is the state’s only Black female mayor, and Immacula Cann, a Black woman running for mayor of Stratford.
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