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Pelto Will Run For Governor

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(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) - Former state Representative Jonathan Pelto is mounting a campaign for governor.

The Mansfield resident say he’s converting his exploratory committee into a candidate committee.

Pelto says since he created the exploratory committee the response has been extremely positive.

Pelto will need to gather 7,500 signatures to get on the ballot as a third-party candidate.

He says 2,200 signatures have already been collected and he’ll have 200 volunteers by week’s end working toward the goal

Pelto, a lifelong Democrat who has been openly critical of the Malloy administration, served five terms in the state House from 1984 to 1993 says there are a number of issues facing the state.

They include middle income tax reform, education and doing away Common Core and its standardized testing, and ending corporate welfare.

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