SIMSBURY - Charity Folk has become the first candidate from Simsbury to be awarded a campaign grant by the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Folk is the endorsed Republican State Representative candidate for the open 16th Assembly District. The seat is being vacated by Linda Schofield, who has opted not to seek re-election.
To qualify, the Citizen’s Election Program required Folk to raise at least $5,000 in small contributions and have at least 150 donors that reside in Simsbury. Folk easily surpassed both goals by raising over $6,000 from 186 donors, 163 of whom live in Simsbury. Folk’s campaign committee has also not accepted any contributions from PACs or state contactors.
“I’m grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received and I’m encouraged that so many people want to support me to run for the seat,” Folk stated. “I have been busy knocking on doors and talking with voters in Simsbury. As I hear their concerns, it’s evident that we can’t wait any longer to change the way our State does business. Change won’t come from another career politician that has no business background and lacks a true understanding of the tax burden our citizens face. I look forward to being an effective voice for reform as we end one-party rule in Hartford.”
Folk becomes one of the first dozen candidates in the entire state to be awarded their grant.. The general election will be held on November 6. Citizens can learn more about Folk by visiting www.charityforsimsbury.com.