STAMFORD, Conn. -- State Rep. Patricia Billie Miller (D-Stamford 145), deputy speaker of the House, announced on Thursday that she has endorsed State Rep. William Tong for mayor of Stamford.
“I have worked closely with William and I have the highest confidence that he is the best candidate for Mayor," Miller said in a prepared statement. "I grew up in Stamford and raised my family here, and I know that William’s leadership and his Stamford 2020 vision is what Stamford needs right now to regain its momentum and become the great city for families that it can be.”
Miller cited Tong's efforts as a state representative to secure passage of several pieces of legislation "that help Stamford homeowners avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes while they are trying to negotiate a settlement with their bank."
She also touched on her experience working with Tong in the State Assembly, including joint efforts to bring more funding to UConn Stamford.
"As mayor, William is the candidate who can leverage his knowledge, relationships and experience in state government to secure the state and federal funding that Stamford needs," Miller concluded in the statement.
Tong will face off against Stamford Board of Finance member David Martin in a Sept. 10 Democratic primary.
The winner will face Republican former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele, petitioning candidate John Zito and Independent Kathleen Murphy in the November general election.