October 25, 2022
(NEW HAVEN) – Connecticut Treasurer candidate Erick Russell today released his second television advertisement of the general election. Titled “Know The Job,” the ad highlights Erick’s experience in investing taxpayer dollars to bolster Connecticut communities and his preparedness to lower costs for working families and strengthen the state’s economy as Treasurer. The ad can be found HERE.
As a finance professional and partner in the public and private finance group at a top Connecticut law firm, Erick has:
- Helped cities and towns finance critical infrastructure projects including: nursing homes, schools, playgrounds, transportation infrastructure, child care facilities, affordable housing and more
- Managed debt and restructured pension obligations for municipalities across Connecticut
- Worked directly with state agencies and the state of Connecticut to finance critical infrastructure and build stronger, safer communities, giving Erick unique insight into the office he seeks to lead
“I’ve spent my career working to build up our communities and improve people’s lives through smart investment of taxpayer dollars. Whether it's building senior centers and schools, or helping the state and municipalities across Connecticut manage their debt, I know what it takes to build a stronger economy and move our state forward. It’s why I’m running for Treasurer – to lower costs for working families, grow our pension funds, pay down long-term debt, and strengthen Connecticut’s economy for today and tomorrow,” said Connecticut Treasurer Candidate Erick Russell.
Erick was born and raised in New Haven, where he currently lives with his husband, Chris. His father, who was a paratrooper in the Army, and his mother, originally from Germany, moved to New Haven seeking better opportunities for their young family. With what little resources they had, they started a small convenience store in New Haven, which Erick grew up working in as a child. His parents worked tirelessly to provide better opportunities for him and his siblings, which allowed him to be the first person in his family to graduate from college and then law school, both here in Connecticut.
Erick is a recipient of the The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" award since 2021, the American Bar Association's 2020 "On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers" Award, and was named to the Super Lawyers "Connecticut Rising Stars" since 2015 in the area of government finance.
The script for “Know The Job” can be found below:
“I’m Erick Russell.
“As a partner at my law firm, I work everyday on Connecticut’s finances to fund senior centers, parks and schools.
“Investing taxpayer dollars smartly to improve lives.
“I know the office. I know the job. And now I’m running for State Treasurer.
“To lower costs for working families, strengthen our economy, and grow our pension funds.
“I’m Erick Russell and I approve this message.
“Because together, we can make an even better Connecticut for all of us.”