Westport attorney Ken Bernhard has ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 26th State Senate district.
In a statement on April 6, Mr. Bernhard said, “It appears that my past affiliation with the Republican party is viewed by many in the DTC as an insurmountable obstacle to securing the Democratic nomination in May, and I do not wish to undermine the strength and unity of our party by engaging in a contentious primary challenge.”
Mr. Bernhard’s withdrawal appears to clear the path to the Democratic nomination for Wilton resident Ceci Maher. Mr. Bernhard said, “I wish Ceci Maher the best of luck in her campaign and urge all voters in the 26th District to support her on November 8th.”
He added that, “It is my sincere hope that my campaign has brought focus and attention to some of the important issues facing Connecticut and that it generated productive discussions on how best to deal with them.”
“As I return to my active law practice and continue to serve the public in my work with non-profit humanitarian organizations, I want to express my gratitude to my many friends and supporters — on both sides of the aisle — for their confidence, encouragement, and generous campaign contributions.”
March 28, 2022: Candidate Profile: Ken Bernhard
March 4, 2022: Candidate Profile: Ceci Maher