When people feel squeezed and small businesses struggle, I understand because I lived this story.


When Erick’s parents moved to Connecticut for opportunity and to escape racism in the South, they opened a small convenience store in New Haven with the little money they had. Erick worked in the store every day after school and watched his parents serve the community while struggling to make ends meet.


Through hard work, determination, and luck, Erick became the first in his family to graduate from college and then law school.


Today, he is a partner at a prestigious Connecticut law firm, working in the firm’s Public and Private Finance Department.


Erick has seen firsthand the importance of breaking the racial and generational wealth gap and the need to take bold steps to establish programs that promote financial and economic stability for all people. That’s why he's running for Treasurer and why he's so passionate about this work.