Attorney General Candidates

William Tong (D)

Party: Democrat.
Age: 45.
Residence: Stamford.
Occupation: Attorney; state representative.
Education: B.A., Brown University; Law degree, University of Chicago Platform: Start a civil rights unit; fight pharmaceutical industry over substance abuse; protecting personal data; fight for consumer protection and go after financial fraud; protect immigrants; relief for homeowners with crumbling foundations.
Other: Was taught by then-Professor Barack Obama while at University of Chicago. Lawyer at Finn, Dixon & Herling for 14 years. Lives with his wife, Elizabeth and their three children in Stamford.

Sue Hatfield (R)

Party: Republican.
Age: 46.
Residence: Pomfret.
Occupation: State prosecutor.
Education: B.A., American International College; Law degree., Stetson University; M.L., Georgetown University.
Platform: Consumer privacy; supports net neutrality; address opioid crisis; make office less partisan; get away from “over litigation;” more conservative approach to State Bond Commission.
Other: Previously worked as public finance attorney; all-state in basketball and track & field; held state record in three-point field goals; policy aide for former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich; registered nurse. Lives in Pomfret with husband Nick and their two sons.

Peter Goselin (G)

Party: Green.
Age: 58.
Residence: West Hartford.
Occupation: Labor attorney.
Education: Law degree, University of Connecticut.
Platform: Defend civil rights; crack down of police racial profiling; get ICE out of Connecticut courts and schools; support workers’ rights by fighting wage theft, discrimination, harassment; defend reproductive rights; tough on hate speech; defense of Palestine; support traditional public schools; protect natural resources; weigh in on personhood of non-human animals.
Other: Volunteer attorney for Connecticut Legal Services.


Where they stand

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