BRIDGEPORT - Former state Sen. Ernie Newton says he plans to run for office again.

Newton was released from prison in August after serving four years for corruption and bribery.

The 54-year-old was at McLevy Hall registering to vote today and says he wants to show voters that he can recover and bounce back from a mistake.

Newton says he may make an official announcement on which office he will run for before the end of the year.

Ernie Newton is now a free man