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Erick Russell Approved for Public Financing

July 14, 2022

First Time Candidate Erick Russell Approved for Grant After Raising Funds in Record Time


July 12, 2022


Erick Russell Approved for Public Financing

First Time Candidate Erick Russell Approved for Grant After Raising Funds in Record Time

New Haven, Conn - In response to the State Elections Enforcement Commission approving Erick Russell’s application for public financing, the Connecticut Democrats’ endorsed candidate for State Treasurer Erick Russell released the following statement:

"I'm grateful to the nearly 850 donors statewide that stepped up to support my campaign. This was truly a grassroots effort. Starting from scratch with no infrastructure, I was honored to receive the Connecticut Democrats’ endorsement and then qualify for the public financing grant. With support from every region of the state, from first time donors to statewide leaders, our campaign has the resources necessary to deliver our message statewide.

My background is derived from my life experiences seeing first hand how people are struggling to make ends meet, and my qualifications come from working hand-in-hand with local and state governments to manage our debt and build a stronger future for our towns and cities. My passion has always been to level the playing field and to create a more equitable and fair society for all. As Treasurer, I’ll work to: secure our pensions to protect the well-deserved retirements of our retirees, diversify our investments and ensure we are maximizing returns and efficiencies, advance our values and hold corporate America accountable, and use the Treasurer's Office to fight for working families and our communities that are under attack by the courts, by extreme politicians across the country, and by inequalities in our justice and economic systems.

There is no doubt what is at stake this fall. We have an opportunity to make a statement about what our party looks like, what we represent, and what we are fighting for: a party platform built on the premise of protecting rights for all communities and advancing economic fairness for the working people of our state. I am proud to be the endorsed Democrat for State Treasurer and with this grant I am prepared to deliver that message to voters leading up to the primary on August 9.”

In addition to receiving the endorsement of the Connecticut Democratic Party at the State Convention, Erick Russell has been endorsed by former Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, State Comptroller Natalie Braswell, Speaker of the House Matt Ritter, and Mayors and state legislators from the large cities and small towns across the state. Erick has also been endorsed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, in recognition that he is on the cusp of being the United State’s first openly gay Black statewide elected official, and New Haven Rising, a leading community organization fighting for economic justice and progress policy in New Haven. To learn more about his background, his priorities, and his support visit