Planned Parenthood Votes! CT and Connecticut Young Democrats endorsed Justin Farmer’s campaign for the 17th State Senate District.
Justin is a 25-year-old second-term Hamden Legislative Councilman, representing the town’s 5th District. He is running for State Senate in the August 11 primary election to represent the communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge. Justin has Tourette’s Syndrome, and wears noise-canceling headphones to manage sensory-input issues. If elected, Justin will be the first state-level elected official in American history with Tourette’s Syndrome.
Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Justin worked for Planned Parenthood from 2018-2019, and is a passionate advocate for reproductive justice.
Connecticut Young Democrats is the state chapter of the Young Democrats of America—the largest youth-led, partisan political organization in the nation. Its mission is to “empower young people to get involved in their political space, turn out to vote and run for office.”
Justin is honored to receive the support of both of these organizations.
Justin has also received endorsements from DSA (both national and local chapters), Run For Something, Hamden Action Now, Sunrise Connecticut, Sunrise New Haven, and the Yale Endowment Justice Coalition. Justin is running a grassroots campaign that is committed to giving a voice to those who are underrepresented, welcoming more young people into politics, and fighting for progressive change in Connecticut. Since Justin decided to challenge the endorsed candidate, his campaign has consistently attracted the attention of Democratic and progressive organizations across the state and nationwide press.