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.
Susan Bysiewicz, Democrat Lt. Governor candidate
Susan Bysiewicz previously served as secretary of the state and in the state legislature. She is a graduate of Yale University and Duke Law School and published a book biography on Connecticut’s first female governor Ella Grasso.
Most recently she has been a business lawyer and has helped dozens of businesses secure tens of millions of dollars in funding, according to her campaign biography.
She supports equal pay for women, sustainable energy, and a single payer medical insurance option for Connecticut residents.
For more than a decade in public service, William Tong has taken on powerful forces and beaten them. As the House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, William has overall responsibility for Connecticut’s legal system. In that role, William took on the National Rifle Association and won, protecting victims of domestic violence by taking guns away from their abusers. He took on the big banks and overhauled our state’s foreclosure laws to help Connecticut families stay in their homes during the financial crisis. He took on a system of mass incarceration to give thousands who made mistakes a second chance to succeed and he reformed an unjust bail system. He took on right-wing extremists and helped to pass historic, first-in-the-nation civil rights laws, including laws to protect the LGBTQ community. William took on these fights alongside Connecticut’s families in the name of fairness, justice, and because each was the right thing to do.
Denise has been a champion of protecting the privacy of Connecticut’s voters by standing up to the Trump administration’s Pence-Kobach Commission’s heavy-handed attempt to use voter registration information to fraudulently disenfranchise voters nationwide. Read more.
Across a lifetime in public service – as an AIDS activist, a health care advocate and now as Connecticut’s State Comptroller, Kevin Lembo has earned a reputation as someone who takes on the system to make it work for people.
Now in his second term as Comptroller, Kevin has led and continues to lead efforts to improve and expand public access to information about state revenue and spending, state payments, and payroll. He is the first openly gay statewide elected official in Connecticut.
I am running for State Treasurer because Connecticut is facing enormous challenges and opportunities, and have the strong financial background, real experience in public policy, high ethical standards and ability to find consensus that our state needs right now.
My life’s work has been protecting the retirement security of working people through advising public pension plans.
That experience has fully prepared me to do the same for the thousands of workers and residents impacted by the Treasurer’s investments and the nearly $60 billion in public assets under the office’s purview.
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.
Having lived in the district for 17 years, Attorney Lewis is vested in the well-being of her community and actively contributes to community interests as: a present Board member of the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries (SSKP), a SSKP meal site server for the past 10 years, a community lecturer on end-of-life issues, the pro bono attorney for Sister Cities Essex Haiti, a church youth leader and teacher, and as an involved parent of a middle schooler.
Attorney Lewis believes it is important to use her education and experience to actively contribute to the betterment of the legal profession. She does this regularly by donating her time and energy to organizing legal education programs for attorneys and probate judges in her role as Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. In 2016, a 70 page manual Attorney Lewis co-authored to train attorneys on how to properly represent individuals in probate court proceedings was made available to the public on the Probate Administration website.
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