Republican First Selectman Timothy Herbst of Trumbull, who has floated his name as a potential candidate for state treasurer, announced Monday he is creating an exploratory committee for statewide office, “including state treasurer.”

“Trumbull is a microcosm of the state of Connecticut both in its diverse makeup and desire for strong services and a quality of life at an affordable price,” Herbst said in an emailed press release. “We must restore the promise of Connecticut just as we have restored the promise of Trumbull.  In these challenging economic times, we need leaders who are willing to make the tough decisions, forge consensus and protect the money of the people we serve.”  

Herbst said if he goes ahead with a run for state office he will seek public financing.

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