Comptroller Candidates

Kevin Lembo (D)*

Party: Democrat.
Age: 55.
Residence: Guilford.
Occupation: Comptroller.
Education: B.A., Charter Oak State College; M.P.A. California State University.
Platform: Continue to increase transparency; work to lower costs for health care and prescription drugs; be independent voice on State Bond Commission; address unfunded pension liabilities; advocate for social justice awards.
Other: State’s first health care advocate; Connecticut Citizens’ Action Group and GLAD awards for social justice advocacy.

Kurt Miller (R)

Party: Republican.
Age: 48.
Occupation: First Selectman, Seymour.
Residence: Seymour.
Education: B.S., Southern Connecticut State University.
Platform: Push for pension reform to address unfunded liabilities; increase fiscal transparency; more long-term budget planning; conservative approach on State Bond Commission.
Other: Worked in financial sector for 18 years; on the executive committees for the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Paul Passarelli (L)

Not available.

Edward Heflin (G)

Party: Green.
Age: 56
Residence: Greenwich.
Occupation: Consultant.
Education: M.B.A.; M.S., PhD.
Platform: Public banking; protect retirement and savings; bring “green” jobs back to Hartford; create jobs and support small business; reducing college costs; fully funding pensions; low cost, environmentally friendly energy facilities.
Other: Has run for state Senate; holds six university degrees.


Where they stand

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