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Press & Media Archives - 2016

Montville, Waterford candidates to debate on Sunday

Published October 20, 2017 - The Day

Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh, founder of American Liberty Center and radio host of the Lori on Liberty Show, will host a live two-hour debate for Connecticut's 37th and 38th District House seats from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Langley’s Restaurant at the Great Neck Country Club in Waterford.


The candidates attending from East Lyme and Salem are Republican Holly Cheeseman and Democrat Beth Hogan. The candidates from Waterford and Montville are incumbent state Rep. Kathleen McCarty, R-Waterford, Democrat Sharon Palmer and Green Party candidate Lauren Shaw.


The debate format includes a 10-minute, one-on-one interview with each candidate, followed by questions taken from the audience. Presented by WJJF 94.9 FM radio, the debate broadcasts live, streams live and will be available to run on cable access....


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 38th Dist Candidates face off on education funding, labor, party lines

Published October 11, 2016 - The Day - By Martha Shanahan

A Hartford labor veteran and incumbent state representative are sharing the ballot for the 38th state House District with a political novice who wants voters to consider a third option in state politics.


Waterford school board members and incumbent Republican State Rep. Kathleen McCarty, retired labor commissioner Sharon Palmer, a Democrat, and University of Connecticut-Avery Point student and Green Party candidate Lauren Shaw debated issues facing the state and the 38th District, which includes Waterford and part of Montville, at a lunchtime forum Tuesday....


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Waterford High School grad optimistic about 38th District run

Published May 29, 2016 - The Day - By Martha Shanahan

Waterford — Lauren Shaw has never run for political office before.


But the 20-year-old Waterford High School graduate and Alabama native said she sees her lack of experience as an advantage in the election for state representative from the 38th District.


“It’s young people who are mobilizing to change the discussion in politics and changing where we're headed as a country,” she said.

Shaw moved to Connecticut when her father was stationed in Groton with the Navy in about 2003, she said.


She got interested in Waterford’s nascent Green Party while she was studying alternative political parties at Waterford High School....


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