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|Member of the New Britain Board of Education |
Assumed office |
March 26, 2014
Gregory "Greg" Gay
Clark University (BA)|
Southern New Hampshire University (MS)
Merrill Gay is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves on the New Britain Board of Education. A candidate for Mayor of New Britain, he was appointed to the Board in 2014 and subsequently won the election in 2015.
Early career and Board of Education
Gay became the executive director of the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance in 2013 after having served in the same role at the Coalition for New Britain's Children. He was appointed to a vacant seat on the school board on March 26 of the next year before being elected to a four-year term in 2015.
Gay is the treasurer of the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding and was a plaintiff in the landmark Connecticut case CCJEF v. Rell, in which the state's education funding formula was found unconstitutional. 
2017 mayoral race
He is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination to face incumbent Republican Erin Stewart and was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Connecticut's two senators in June. The Democratic Town Committee will decide its endorsement on July 20. Elections will be held on November 7.
Gay is married to Mary Richardson. Their two children, Vivian and Greg, both attended New Britain High School.
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