Erick Russell, a partner at a law firm who specializes in public and private financing, is Connecticut Democrats’ nominee for treasurer.
There are statewide primaries for secretary of the state, treasurer and U.S. Senate, a race enlivened by the late interest of Donald J. Trump.
Erick Russell, Dita Bhargava and Karen Dubois-Walton want to oversee the nearly $45 billion in Connecticut pension and trust fund assets.
It’s free money, but it’s not easy to get. This is the last week for candidates in Connecticut primary elections to qualify for public money.
Dita Bhargava, a Democrat running for treasurer, vows to “push companies that we invest in to guarantee employees access to safe abortions.”
Erick Russell got the Democratic endorsement for state treasurer, and Rep. Stephanie Thomas got the endorsement for secretary of the state.
Connecticut Democrats now have a three-way field for the state treasurer: Erick Russell, Karen Dubois-Walton and Dita Bhargava.
Lamont first appointed Karen DuBois-Walton, of New Haven, to serve as a member of the board in June 2020.
Segregation in the United States was legal when I was born.
Why is it essential to direct the federal funds from the American Rescue Plan using a racial equity frame?
We know the numbers. The need is clear. Connecticut, like the nation, has been in the midst of a housing crisis –a crisis that predates the COVID-19 pandemic but has been exacerbated by it.