HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut's first transgender candidate for governor says her bid for the office isn't about her gender.
Democrat Jacey Wyatt, a businesswoman from Branford, says she doesn't like what she sees happening in the state and believes a political outsider can bring a new perspective and fresh ideas. Wyatt recently filed paperwork to run in the 2018 election. She appeared Sunday on WFSB-TV's "Face the State" political affairs program.
The 46-year-old says she believes voters will be drawn to her candidacy, saying it "just isn't about me being a woman."
Wyatt is the latest Democrat to express interest in the race.
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew announced in January that he's exploring a possible run.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has not yet said whether he plans to seek a third term.
The Associated Press