New London Municipal Elections 2013

Congratulations to New London Green Party candidate Mirna Martínez, who won a seat on the 7 member New London Board of Education in the November 2013 municipal elections!

Mirna is a certified bilingual educator, as well as a cofounder of New London Parent Advocates, a grassroots group that engages parents in discussion about education policy and seeks meaningful community involvement in decisions about the direction and future of New London schools.

Green candidate Ronna Stuller placed 12th out 16 candidates vying for 7 seats in the at-large City Council. Both New London Green Party candidates were endorsed by The Day, New London's daily newspaper, and by the Southeastern Connecticut Central Labor Council (SCCLC). Full election results can be viewed here.

The New London Green Party has run candidates in city elections since 2001.

City Council – Ronna Stuller

Ronna served on the New London Board of Education from 2009-11. She is a longtime member of the SECT Peace & Justice Network and the Thames Hilltop Neighborhood Association, and is a producer and host of the NLGP's public access program "Thinking Green."

A founding member and current treasurer of the Riverside Park Conservancy, Ronna is committed to improving New London's land use: repairing the street grid and restoring connections that were destroyed by urban renewal; fixing our aging infrastructure; overhauling zoning priorities; reforming taxation; and valuing and caring for parks. Ronna also advocates for improving public safety by reforming of drug laws, in order to end the Prohibition-related violence that impacts our city.

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Board of Education – Mirna Martínez

A former bilingual Teacher in Boston, New York City, and New London, Mirna currently serves as Youth Program Director of FRESH (Food, Resources, Education, Security, Health). She is also a cofounder of New London Parent Advocates (NLPA).

Mirna is committed to: taking full advantage of New London's move to a Magnet School District to better serve the needs of our students; involving families and community members in our schools; addressing bullying proactively by creating a respectful school environment; working collaboratively with teachers; ensuring we are building on students' innate curiosity; basing educational decisions on what we know about how children learn; and reducing class size.

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