Name: Jose Goncalves

Party: Democrat

Race: State House 122nd District

Goncalves, a Shelton resident for nearly 40 years, will again try to unseat incumbent Republican Ben McGorty.

Goncalves and his wife have raised three children in Shelton.

For more than 25 years, Goncalves worked for the Bridgeport Board of Education and is a member of its Executive Union Board. Goncalves has volunteered with the Shelton Youth Soccer Program at the Boys and Girls Club. He has also served on the Shelton Board of Education.