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Republican Greenberg to Run for State Comptroller

April 18, 2017 By Staff
Republican Greenberg to Run for State Comptroller

Mark Greenberg, who came within points of Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) in the 5th Congressional District race in 2014, is launching a run for state comptroller.

Mark Greenberg, a real estate developer who lives in Litchfield, is running for the Republican nomination for state comptroller, he announced Tuesday. Greenberg was the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District in 2014.

Greenberg said he think it’s time to end “one-party rule” in the state:

“Too many years of one-party rule by the Democrats in Hartford has left our state’s economy in tatters,” Greenberg said. “Our state government has failed our families and businesses. Connecticut has historically been one of the nation’s most prosperous states – now we lag behind even our New England neighbors.”

Greenberg also laid out his top issue for the campaign: pension reform.

“I want to offer state workers who are entitled to a pension the ability to receive a cash payment now in settlement of the state’s future obligations,” Greenberg said. “This would be good for both parties — the state worker would be able to use the cash for a new business, provide a better life for his or her children, or just have peace of mind that his family will be secure, while the state would be borrowing for these payments at low interest rates, saving money over the long term, and eliminating an unfunded liability.”

Greenberg launched a website – MarkForComptroller.com – to promote his campaign.

Greenberg also tweeted from his account on Tuesday that he is “[l]ooking forward to a great campaign.”