Lembo qualifies for public funds in CT comptroller’s race

State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo

The CT Mirror

State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo

State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo has qualified for public financing for his re-election effort this year, the Guilford Democrat’s campaign announced Tuesday.

Lembo raised more than $75,000 – the threshold to secure public financing in the comptroller’s race – from more than 1,500 contributors. This will enable him to obtain more than $750,000 in public financing.

“It has been an honor to travel the state for the past few months, talking with residents about my accomplishments as state comptroller and engaging in a conversation about the future of Connecticut and my plans for a second term,” said Lembo, who was Connecticut’s healthcare advocate for six years before being elected comptroller in November 2010. “I am gratified and humbled by the support I have received from such a wide range of individuals.”