State Treasurer Candidates

Shawn Wooden (D)

Party: Democrat.
Age: 49.
Residence: Hartford.
Occupation: Investment Attorney/Partner: Day Pitney, Hartford.
Education: B.A., Trinity College; Law degree, New York University School of Law.
Platform: Maximize returns while minimizing risk on pension investments; accelerate implementation of retirement savings program; use investment to encourage job growth, infrastructure development, pay equity, education; advocate for responsible bonding.
Other: Former Hartford City Council president; member of Connecticut Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board.

Thad Gray (R)

Party: Republican.
Age: 58.
Residence: Lakeville.
Occupation: Former Chief Investment Officer, Abbott Capital Management.
Education: Undergraduate degree, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., New York University Stern School of Business.
Platform: Manage pension funds to get highest return on investment; sound investments with no political agenda; advocate for structural reforms to pension funds; emphasis on less bonding. Other: Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA.

Jesse Brohinsky (L)

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Where they stand

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