Veteran activist Ned Coll, a Democratic candidate for governor, will begin a walk Monday to all 169 cities and towns in Connecticut.

Coll, 62, of Barkhamsted, is director of the Revitalization Corps, a Hartford-based community service agency.

He has walked across the state several times since the 1970s, first to draw attention to shoreline towns that banned nonresidents from their beaches and more recently to highlight the need for more Roman Catholic priests.

Coll — who said he would be more “visionary” than Democratic front-runners Senate Majority Leader George Jepsen and former Comptroller Bill Curry — will kick off his latest walk with a 9 a.m. rally Monday at the state Capitol.

He will go to West Hartford and Farmington Monday, Coll said, followed by the Northwest Corner and the rest of the state.

Businessman John Nussbaum of New Haven is also seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

–Associated Press