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Cromwell Mayoral Candidate Aigné Goldsby featured in the Hartford Courant

Updated: Sep 26


Few Black women have been elected to top local office across Connecticut, but this year a handful of candidates hope change is coming



By DANIELA ALTIMARI

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.


... the rest of Daniela Altimari's story in the Hartford Courant can be found here:

https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-black-women-municipal-races-20210920-qx6h7xytmrehrav4rp25f3zi3i-story.html




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