Carolanne Curry, the Democratic candidate challenging 26th District incumbent Toni Boucher in the state senate race, last week qualified for the state’s public financing program. The district covers Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

“I am honored to represent this region’s best interests and deeply appreciate the show of support that enabled me to qualify for public financing,” Ms. Curry said.

According to a press release from Ms. Curry, the State Elections Enforcement Commission approved her application for $91,000 in public financing. A candidate must raise $15,000 in individual donations of $100 or less, with a minimum of 300 contributors residing within a state senate district to qualify for public financing.

A lifelong Democrat, Ms. Curry was endorsed unanimously by the seven-town Democratic Town Committees in May.