DARIEN, Conn. - Darien resident Rob Werner has been nominated to be the Democratic candidate to represent the 141st Assembly District, which encompasses parts of Darien and Norwalk. He will be running against Republican incumbant Terrie Wood.
"Here in Darien and Norwalk we are often frustrated, disappointed, chagrined with our voice in the Connecticut House of Representatives," Werner said when accepting the nomination.
"And yet we keep doing the same thing over and over and over again - electing people who cannot or will not get the job done for our communities. It's time to break the pattern. It's time for a change."
Werner was born and raised in Hartford, and studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Trinity College and the University of Connecticut Law School. He has worked for the Connecticut Supreme Court Reporter of Judicial Decisions, as an associate in the law firm of Brady, Tamoney, Willard and Alexander, corporate counsel for Ames Department Stores and general counsel for FW Enterprises, a real estate development firm in West Hartford.
Among his campaign promises are to amend the affordable housings statute 8-30g, which allows developers to bypass local zoning laws to build affordable housing. Other issues he wants to address include transportation and improving the quality of Long Island Sound.
"The reality is that our legislature holds a Democratic majority and it's going to take a Democrat who can work with the majority and the minority to get the votes to make the changes we have been asking for. To make the changes we have been waiting for."