Ridgefield Democrats rallied on June 17 to hear Will Haskell, Democratic candidate for the 26th State Senate district, speak about the challenges and opportunities facing Connecticut and his plans to address them in Hartford.

Ridgefield residents Ellen and Murray Darvick hosted the event, which was attended by Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi amongst other local democratic leaders.

The event also featured a proclamation by Marconi to commend the Ridgefield High School student leaders — Lane Murdock, Josh Burns, Annie Colao, Max Cumming, Joanna Gengo, Grace Girvalo, Paul Kim, Emma Langis, Tom Vilinskis, Grant Yaun — who organized the April 20 student walkout to protest the serious issue of gun violence in this country, noting that their efforts demonstrated grit, character and the courage of their convictions.

For more information, visit www.ridgefielddems.org.