Connecticut General Assembly

Pelto Running for Congress on Green Party Slate

Blogger, activist and former state representative Jonathan Pelto is running for Congress.

The 55-year-old Mansfield resident is running for the 2nd District seat currently held by Democrat Joe Courtney, who is seeking a sixth term.

"I’m running for Congress as a Green Party candidate because this year’s election is so critical for sustaining the future of our democracy.” Pelto said Tuesday in a statement announcing his bid. “I’m not running against Joe Courtney, whose performance in Congress has been extremely admirable, but to ensure that a variety of key issues are raised in this political campaign cycle. Uncontested and under-contested...