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01/03/2018

Gov Malloy and Lt Gov Wyman Statements on Decision by Treasurer Nappier to Not Seek Re-Election

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier’s decision to not seek re-election:

Governor Malloy said, “Denise Nappier’s public service and dedication to the state of Connecticut is second to none. From the moment she made history as the first African American woman elected to statewide office in Connecticut, Denise has managed the state’s assets with distinction, routinely surpassing investment-return benchmarks. But perhaps more importantly, she restored dignity and professionalism to an office that desperately needed leadership. Denise has also used her time in public office to advance the cause of social justice, raising her voice for values like diversity and inclusion by standing up for racial and gender parity in corporate boardrooms. And while much work remains before we realize that goal, Denise’s work has made a real difference in encouraging companies to put more women and people of color in leadership positions. There is no doubt that she will leave big shoes to fill, but I know that that Connecticut is better off thanks to her years of leadership.”

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “For 20 years, and through some very challenging times, Denise has worked tirelessly to strengthen Connecticut’s fiscal health and sustainability. She’s the driving force behind initiatives to improve fiscal literacy, support community investments, and make the Office of the Treasurer relevant to every household in the state. By pushing through gender and race barriers, her leadership also sets an example for the next generation – and her work to expand access to higher education helps ensure that a talented leadership pipeline stands ready. She is a friend and a dedicated public servant. I wish her the best in her future and thank her for her steadfast service.”

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