Darien and Norwalk Democrats Endorse Sheila Quinn for State Representative

Darien, CT – At last night’s Democratic Party convention for the 141st state assembly district, Democratic delegates from Darien and Norwalk voted unanimously to endorse Sheila Quinn for State Representative for the General Election to be held on November 5th. Quinn will be challenging Republican Tracy Marra who has held the seat since 2022. The district has long been a Republican stronghold but local Democrats see opportunity in 2024.

“I am honored to receive such overwhelming support from my Democratic colleagues and from so many who have encouraged me to run,” Quinn said in a statement.  “I am incredibly grateful to have earned their trust and support as the endorsed candidate for the 141st district representing portions of Darien and Norwalk. I look forward to the party’s continued support as we move forward to November’s election and work to elect a Democrat who can partner with House leadership to get things done and achieve meaningful progress for the people in our communities.”

In her address to delegates, Quinn said, “I am running because we need to put a Democrat in the state assembly to represent our communities and I strongly believe now is the time to make it happen. I am ready and looking forward to meeting folks in our towns, shaking hands with Democrats, Independents and Republicans alike. Because I believe we need leaders who represent all people.” Quinn stated her campaign is focused on everyday issues including improving Connecticut’s economy, investing in education, addressing the mental health crisis and bringing the state’s infrastructure into the 21st century.

“Our issues are the issues of everyday people. With the help of everyone here tonight and throughout our towns, I believe we can win this seat. We’ve seen it happen before in the communities around us. Now we have the chance to make it happen here in our community,” Quinn noted, adding, “I have the support of our neighboring state representatives and Senators and of Susan Bysiewicz and Jim Himes, who have pledged their full support for my campaign.”

Quinn is a graduate of New York University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She and her partner Filippo Pistone opened their own business, Bacchanal Wine Imports, with more than 500 clients throughout Connecticut. Quinn resides in Darien with her two daughters, one who recently graduated and another entering high school.

For questions or more information about her campaign, contact Patrick Romano at patrick@dnacampaigns.com.