For Ned, this isn’t about politics; this is about getting the job done. As governor, Ned will fight every day for Connecticut as an example of what politics can and should be.
As a businessman, Ned started his own company, taking on the large and established giants of the telecom industry. His driving idea was a simple but revolutionary one: a better product at a lower price, with a commitment to put the needs of his customers first. Under Ned’s vision and stewardship, the company grew to serve over 400 of America’s largest college campuses and 1 million college students across the nation.
As a public servant, Ned got his start shortly after college, founding a weekly newspaper in a town hit by the loss of its largest employer. Covering town meetings and the Board of Selectmen, he helped to bring voice and transparency to a community working to recover from job losses and reinvent itself. Later, as a member of both the Greenwich Board of Selectmen and the Board of Estimate and Taxation, Ned worked in a bipartisan effort to safeguard a multimillion-dollar budget and deliver results for constituents. For four years, Ned also served as Chairman of the State Investment Advisory Council, overseeing a multibillion-dollar state pension fund. See more.
One-term Democrat Chris Murphy was elected with 55% of the vote in 2012. He is running for re-election. He is currently serving with Richard Blumenthal. United States Senators are popularly elected, for a six-year term, beginning January 3. Murphy is passionate about voting out the politicians that “P— ” us off. See more at https://www.facebook.com/1171955326/posts/10216696661586896/.
Congressman Courtney is a 1975 graduate of Tufts University in Boston. He earned a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1978 and laterrepresented the citizens of Vernon in the Connecticut General Assembly from 1987 to 1994. He was elected in 2006 to represent the Second Congressional District of Connecticut in the House of Representatives. He lives in Vernon with his wife, Audrey Courtney, and their two children, Robert and Elizabeth.
Norm Needleman is the Essex First Selectman and local businessman running as a Democratic candidate for the 33rd State Senate District. He will use his business and small town leadership experience to bring people together to get Connecticut back on track. Needleman is currently in his fourth term as Essex First Selectman where he has brought Democrats and Republicans together, found consensus, solved problems, and kept property taxes among the lowest in the state without cutting services.
Christine Palm has been a journalist, high school teacher, communications manager, and small business owner. Most recently, she has served as Women’s Policy Analyst for the General Assembly’s Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, a group that advocates for policies that enhance the safety and economic security of these three under-represented populations. Before that, she was Communications Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.
Having worked in both Executive and Legislative branches of government (including several years at the State Treasury) Palm understands both the grave responsibilities and the singular opportunities of serving in the General Assembly. As policy analyst charged with working on legislation to secure women’s rights, she worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle on paid family and medical leave, pay equity, domestic violence, the Baby Safe Haven adoption law, and human trafficking, among others. And she assisted her colleagues at the Commission in their work on opioid prevention, school bus safety, early childhood literacy, anti-bullying measures, and protecting services for senior citizens, including Medicare and Medicaid.
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