Nappier wins nomination for treasurer

State Treasurer Denise Nappier won the Democratic State Convention’s nomination for re-election to the office.

Nappier, who was unopposed, won the party’s endorsement by acclamation shortly after the delegates convened Saturday morning.

“When it comes to the state treasurer’s office, it’s all about the money,” Nappier told the delegates, pledging to hold the office to “the highest ethical standards, professionalism and commitment to openness and transparency.”

She called for fairness in fiscal policy, saying it “matters more than ever to put an end to astronomical executive compensation that continues to go up” while average workers are shortchanged. She also talked about the need to support teacher pension funds and create more financial literacy programs in schools.

Nappier was first elected treasurer in 1998 and won re-election in 2002 and 2006. She is the first African-American woman in the country to be a state treasurer and the first in Connecticut to be elected to statewide office.