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Emanuela Palmares accepts Independent Party nomination for state representative in Danbury’s 110th District

Emanuela Palmares, has been nominated by the Independent Party as its 110th District candidate. Her name will appear on both the Republican and Independent Party ballot lines.

“I’m honored to receive the Independent Party’s endorsement,” Palmares said after the state party’s nominating convention Aug. 23. “My campaign is being built with a broad coalition of Republicans, Independents and Democrats who want their voices to finally be heard in Hartford.”

Palmares, 33, who faces the 12-term Democrat and deputy house speaker, Bob Godfrey, is the first Brazilian-American to run for statewide office in Connecticut. “Voters can choose between a leader in the Democrat majority that allowed Danbury public schools be underfunded by $30 million, or one who is connected to the community, reflects its rich diversity, and understands the reality of the people who live in the district,” she said.

“Danbury is one of the most diverse cities in the state, and I’m proud to be part of its immigrant community,” said Palmares, who is tri-lingual. More than 45 percent of the 110th’s population are Latino, nearly 35 percent are foreign born, almost 50 percent are women, and almost 20 percent are children.

Palmares (www.emanuela2016.com), is a mother of a special-needs child and is active in community and state-wide public and not-for-profit organizations. She is editor of the family-owned Tribuna in Danbury, a bi-weekly newspaper in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

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NEWSTIMES: Godfrey, Palmares face off in 110th

Rob Ryser | August 20, 2016

The campaign to represent the city’s urban heart in the statehouse is a battle of contrasts between a Republican newcomer who emigrated from Brazil and a veteran Democrat who has been in office almost as long as his opponent has been alive.

And while the contrasting approaches of 14-term Democrat Bob Godfrey and 33-year-old newspaper editor Emanuela Palmares chiefly concern the 25,000 residents of the 110th General Assembly District, the impact could be felt beyond the boundaries of the district.

The state budget- which affects everything locally in Danbury from social service programs to school aid - is already running a $1.5 billion deficit.

That raises the stakes for the city’s 110th District, where Godfrey is focused solely on motivating registered voters while Palmares is knocking on every door, regardless of registration status...

PRESS RELEASE: Emanuela Palmares to be honored with the Commission on Children’s Robert Haller Memorial Award

Emanuela Palmares to be honored with the Commission on Children’s Robert Haller Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service

HARTFORD – Emanuela Palmares of Danbury will be honored with the Commission on Children’s 2016 Robert Haller Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service, in recognition of her leadership on behalf of Connecticut’s children and families.

The Commission created this prestigious award in 2006 to honor Bob Haller, who was instrumental in developing the vision and sustaining the commitment behind the Parent Leadership Training Institute. Haller was a successful business and community leader, a dedicated family man and a tireless advocate who recognized the strength in parents leading for children.

Previous honorees include Olga Brown, director of Public Health Nursing in Stamford (2006); Cheryl Czuba, creator of UConn Extension’s People Empowering People Training (2010); and Sal Hanaif, Bridgeport Young Fathers Program (2015).

“This award means so much to me because it’s from an organization that embodies what I’m passionate about in my career and my personal life – community engagement and being a voice for our children.” Palmares said.

The annual Haller Award ceremony will be part of the statewide Parent Leadership Training graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Atrium of the Legislative Office Building.

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Emanuela Palmares one of the first candidates statewide qualified for Citizen Election Program

Danbury, Conn. – Emanuela Palmares is the first candidates for public office in the state to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizen Election Program (CEP), which encourages civic participation in elections and limits the role of private money in the political process.

“I am grateful for the generous donations my campaign has received from people in the district from all walks of life and background – registered Democrats, Republicans, and Independents,” Palmares said. “That diversity is the strength of our campaign. I’m thankful for their confidence, and I am looking forward to engage with all residents of the 110th District.”

Palmares, the first Brazilian-American to run for statewide office in Connecticut, is the Republican candidate for the 110th District. She faces Deputy House Speaker Bob Godfrey and 28-year representative from the district.

To qualify for the Citizens Election Program, a candidate for state representative must raise $5,000 in individual donations of between $5 and $100. A portion of those donations must come from a minimum of 150 residents of the towns a candidate seeks to represent in the General Assembly.

The CEP provides $27,850 in campaign funding to candidates who demonstrate sufficient public support. Candidates for the House who participate are limited to $1,000 in personal funds.

“I am advocating for fiscal responsibility, getting Danbury public school funding it deserves, protecting our jobs, our businesses, and our hospital, and supporting our children, seniors and veterans,” said Palmares. “It’s clear our message is resonating with people all across the 110th district.”

For more information about Emanuela and the campaign, visit www.emanuela2016.com.

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Emanuela Palmares Accepts Nomination for State Representative in Danbury’s 110th District

Danbury, CT- Emanuela Palmares, 32, was nominated to be the Republican candidate for State Representative in Danbury’s 110th District, facing 12-term incumbent Democrat and Deputy House Speaker Bob Godfrey. She is the first Brazilian-American to run for statewide office.

“Voters in the 110th District can choose between a candidate in office for almost three decades who is a leader in the Democrat majority that let Danbury public schools be underfunded by $30 million, and a candidate who is connected to the community, reflects its rich diversity and understands the reality of the people who live in the district,” she said.

 “Danbury is one of the most diverse cities in the state, and I’m proud to be part of its vibrant immigrant community,” Palmares said. More than 45 percent of the 110th District’s population is Latino, nearly 35 percent is foreign born, almost 50 percent are women, and almost 20% are children, she said.

The Brazilian-American immigrant activist and mother of a special-needs child, Palmares has been what she describes as “an engaged community member” active in community and state-wide public and not-for-profit organizations. They range from a domestic violence victim’s advocate at the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury to the Danbury High School Governance Board to a volunteer translator at the AmeriCares to the Danbury Hospital board of directors.

She is the first Brazilian-American on the state’s Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, has served in a state government task force to enhance emergency and non-emergency communications between the state and residents whose primary language is not English, and on the Language Acquisition and Educational Equity Workgroup that studied educational outcomes of English Language Learners in CT.

Palmares is editor of the family-owned Tribuna, a bi-weekly newspaper in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Her “most meaningful position of all” is being mother to her son, and “the proud daughter of my role models, parents Celia Bacelar and Genilson Palmares.

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