Bonnie Troy of Weston is cross endorsed for 135th district seat

Bonnie Troy

Bonnie Troy

In the upcoming November election, Bonnie Troy, a 49 year resident of Weston, is running for state Representative for Connecticut’s 135th District, the seat currently held by Republican John Shaban of Redding.

The 135th district represents Weston, Easton, and most of Redding.

Troy is challenging Easton first selectman, Republican Adam Dunsby, for the seat.

Troy is running on the Green Party line and on Tuesday night at the Democratic convention in Easton, she received a cross endorsement from the Democrats.

Shaban, a Republican, has vacated his seat in order to challenge Democrat incumbent Jim Himes in the 4th District U.S. congressional race.

As a member of the Green Party, Troy’s campaign is mostly focused on the environment and renewable energy issues.

Troy runs an organic landcare business, Moonbeam Gardens. On her website,  bonnie-troy.ruck.us, she says if elected her focus will be to raise awareness and help educate people on how to make more educated choices in local commerce, sustainable food, land care practices, and renewable energy choices. “I am committed, passionate and ready for this honored position in the 135th District. I’m honored to be your voice,” said Troy.

This isn’t the first time Troy has run for this office. In 2014, she ran against Shaban, and he won handily, garnering 81% of the popular vote. Democrats did not put up a candidate in 2014.

With the cross-endorsement by the Democrats this time around, Troy will appear in two places on the ballot — on the Green Party line and the Democratic line.

Prior to the convention, Troy had been unanimously cross endorsed by the Weston Easton, and Redding Democratic Town Committees.

Robert Schrage the DTC chairman for Easton, said he believes Troy is a great candidate for the office. “She’s connected to the environment with her open mind, organic green landscaping business and beekeeping. Her work in keeping rural things rural is in keeping with what Easton appreciates. She’s a dynamic person with an engaging personality.”

Republican candidate Dunsby was elected first selectman of Easton in 2013, and was reelected in 2015. He said he would continue to serve as Easton’s first selectman, a part-time position, if elected to the legislature.

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