Dems vying to be New Haven mayor debate on Wednesday night

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The Democratic candidates for New Haven mayor took the stage on Wednesday in debate.

The four candidates vying for the seat in next year’s election include incumbent mayor Toni Harp and former opponent Justin Elicker. Also joining them on stage were local philanthropist Wendy Hamilton and newcomer Urn Pendragon.

Both Pendragon and Elicker are looking to boost affordable housing and neighborhood investment in New Haven.

“New Haven needs to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Right now, there is an incredible amount of investment in downtown, so many people in the neighborhoods are struggling to get by,” Elicker said.

“We’re talking about somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 to 30,000 that need to have good, quality, clean, affordable housing,” Pendragon stated.

Hamilton said she’s focusing on housing too, along with safety and transportation.

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