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...