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Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff Endorses Erick Russell For State Treasurer

August 3, 2022

Duff: We need strong leadership on our statewide ticket to deliver for the Democratic Party and I believe Erick Russell is the right candidate to do that.

New Haven - Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (Norwalk & Darien) announced his support for Erick Russell for State Treasurer, joining Speaker of the House Matt Ritter and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas, in addition to dozens of other state legislators from every region of the state.

In recent weeks, Russell – the only candidate to be endorsed by former State Treasurers – has received major endorsements from Congressman John Larson, Former Treasurer Denise Nappier, Former Treasurer Joseph Suggs, Former Secretary of State Denise Merrill, West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, the United Auto Workers Region 9A, UNITE HERE Local 34, and more. Russell is also endorsed by dozens of mayors, including East Hartford Mayor Mike Walsh, Bloomfield Mayor Danielle Wong, Milford Mayor Ben Blake, Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim, Guilford First Selectman Matt Hooey, Madison First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons, and Naugatuck Mayor Pete Hess.

The momentum is clearly behind the Russell campaign.

"I'm proud to support Erick Russell for State Treasurer. He will be a critical partner in keeping our state fiscally strong and doing his part to give every Connecticut resident a chance at success," Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff stated. "Having worked on the front lines with towns and cities across our state to manage debt and finance critical infrastructure, he will be ready on Day One. I am confident that Erick will lead our investment strategy with a commitment to the values he grew up with in a working class family and has fought for as a leader in his community and in our party. There is too much at stake this November, we need strong leadership on our statewide ticket to deliver for the Democratic Party – and I believe Erick Russell is the right candidate to do just that."

“Senator Bob Duff has been a champion for his district and the entire State of Connecticut,” said Treasurer Candidate Erick Russell. “He’s been a leader in the State Senate, advocating for a bold agenda to deliver fiscal strength, a growing economy, and a fair shot at success for those who need it most. With Republicans seeking to roll back the progress made in recent years, Senator Duff is on the front line of defending our Democratic values this fall. I am looking forward to standing by his side and supporting the incumbents and candidates running for the state legislature in November.”

Erick Russell is the endorsed candidate of the Connecticut Democratic Party who received overwhelming support at the state convention earlier this year. He’s received the endorsement of the Victory Fund, New Haven Rising, and dozens of elected officials, organizations, labor unions and leaders across the state. A full list of endorsements can be found here.