Gubernatorial Candidates

Ned Lamont (D)

Party: Democrat.
Age: 64.
Residence: Greenwich.
Occupation: Retired business executive.
Education: B.A., Harvard University; MBA, Yale University.
Platform: Improve economy with workforce development and education; bring together business leaders to advocate for state; increase property tax credit; tolls on commercial trucks; invest in education; protect the environment; fight for LGBTQ rights; combat opioid addiction.
Other: Former chairman of state Investment Advisory Council; ran for U.S. Senate in 2006, governor in 2010; fellow at Harvard Institute of Politics, Yale School of Management; adjunct faculty at Central Connecticut State University.

Bob Stefanowski (R)

Party: Republican.
Age: 56.
Residence: Madison.
Occupation: Business executive.
Education: B.S., Fairfield University; M.B.A. Cornell University.
Platform: Eliminate the income tax in eight years; reduce government regulation; improve state revenues by growing the economy; seek private investment for infrastructure; keep retirees in Connecticut with tax breaks; keep millennials with job growth.
Other: Author of “Making M&A Deals Happen”; Wharton School fellow; adjunct faculty at New York University Stern School of Business, London Business School, Cambridge University; visiting professor of management practice at Oxford University.

Rod Hanscomb(L)

Party: Libertarian.
Age: 51.
Residence: Stamford.
Occupation: Sales and business owner.
Education: B.A. from University of Washington, Seattle; Russian studies from U.S. Department of Defense, Monterey, California.
Platform: Cut spending; Eliminate the income tax; Education funding follows the child; “Dismantle” welfare system; Switch to 401(k)-style pensions.
Other: Served six years active duty in U.S. military. If elected Hanscomb pledges to reduce budget for governor’s office, including reducing salary by 20 percent and forgoing health and retirement benefits.

Mark Stewart Greenstein (AC)

Party: Americans for Minimal Government (AMIGO).
Age: 54
Residence: Farmington.
Occupation: Former lawyer; Standardized test preparation business owner.
Education: Law school.
Platform: Eliminate income tax in three years; move to private welfare system; abolish Education Cost Sharing grants in favor of vouchers; bring back National Hockey League to Hartford; restore death penalty; “liberty-oriented Democrat,” would veto any law longer than two pages; has 30-point platform.
Other: Founder of NHL Here; submitted own proposal to bring Amazon’s HQ2 to northern Connecticut.

Oz Griebel (GFCP)

Party: Griebel Frank for CT.
Age: 69.
Residence: Hartford.
Occupation: Former banker, lawyer, executive.
Education: B.A., Dartmouth College; Law degree, Suffolk University.
Platform: “Nonpartisan leadership working for you,” re-establish state Transporation Strategy Board to seek private investment in infrastructure; structural spending reforms; eliminate taxes that hurt businesses; workforce development to train for jobs of the future; partner with business community; support LGBTQ rights; uphold women’s right to choose; pension reform.
Other: Played football and baseball for Dartmouth; ran for governor in 2010; former president, CEO of MetroHartford Alliance.


Where they stand

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