2018 Gubernatorial Candidates
Critical to Connecticut’s future is the election of a state’s new governor to take over the challenging issues and potential improvement to its fiscal health, its residents’ personal financial future and welfare and overall public and private business growth.
Kitchen-table issues are primary and voters will participate not only with their feet, but also with an eye on their wallet because of the critical status of the 2018-19 budget. Connecticut is not a “destination” for large corporate industries due to its high tax rates and it will need an ambassador-oriented governor as well as an astute leader who can negotiate the optimum strategy to meet Connecticut’s necessary objectives.
See Susan Patricelli Regan, host of CT Valley Views interviews with Oz Griebel/Monty Frank Independent Party Line candidates whose campaign platform is “No parties. No politics. Just Solutions.”
Ned Lamont, the Democratic party’s endorsed candidate, is a father, husband, teacher and venerable business man. His website reflects his view of what Connecticut needs: “I believe in our State. I want to be the governor who reminds you why Connecticut will be the place we always call home and a place where our kids can find hope and opportunity.”
Bob Stefanowski is the Republican party’s candidate whose significant resumé of business leadership has a five-step plan to rebuild Connecticut: Phase out corporate income tax and business entity tax over two years; Phase out state income tax over eight years; Eliminate the gift and estate taxes immediately; Embrace zero-based budgeting to reduce spending; Enact a taxpayer bill of rights.
See all of these programs on your local PATV station. Check your local airing schedules for date and time. The programs will also be available on CTVV’s website, ctvalleyviews.com