Bridgeport resident David Walker, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in the August 12 primary, has been endorsed by the Hartford Courant. The paper’s editorial board also endorsed John McKinney for governor over Republican-endorsed Tom Foley. Courant editorial:
If you harbor the suspicion that state government could run more efficiently and less expensively, you might want to call in a no-nonsense accountant with a green eyeshade to poke around the bureaucratic labyrinth. Someone like David Walker.
Mr. Walker is one of three candidates, along with former Groton Mayor Heather Bond Somers and state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, vying for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in the Aug. 12 primary. We believe Mr. Walker’s credentials best match the state’s needs, and endorse him in the primary.
Mr. Walker has a remarkable resume. A certified public accountant, he served as comptroller general of the United States, the nation’s fiscal watchdog, from 1998 to 2008. He then headed two foundations promoting national fiscal responsibility–he compared the U.S. to the Roman Empire in decline–and is now working on a range of issues from postal reform to end-of-life challenges.
He moved to Bridgeport a few years ago, buying the home of his friend Chris Shays the former congressman, and has gotten involved with city policy issues. He was surprised to learn there are four city employees on the city council, which he rightly views as a blatant conflict of interest.
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