Key Union Endorses Bhargava For State Treasurer

AFSCME Local 1522 that represents approximately 1,200 workers in Bridgeport, including employees at the Board of Education, Bridgeport Health Care and city government, has endorsed Dita Bhargava, Democratic candidate for state treasurer, in the August 14th primary. She faces party-endorsed Shawn Wooden.

“Dita understands public employees are hardworking people who pay taxes and deserve fair and equitable treatment,” said Sherrie Weller, President of AFSCME 1522, in a prepared statement. “I wholeheartedly endorse her candidacy and urge all of our members to vote for her on August 14th.”

“I’m honored to receive AFSCME Local 1522’s endorsement,” said Bhargava “Our next Treasurer must have the financial expertise to guide our pension system and make sure that our state government can live up to the promises it made to hardworking people. With 20 years of experience in the financial industry as an investment manager, I know I’m up to the job.”

Bhargava endorsements:
EMILY’s List
State Senator Cathy Osten
State Senator Marilyn Moore
State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey
State Representative Chris Perone
State Representative Jonathan Steinberg
Manchester Mayor Jay Moran
Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi
Simsbury First Selectman Eric Wellman
Beacon Falls Democratic Town Committee
Chester Democratic Town Committee
Killingly Democratic Town Committee
Plainfield Democratic Town Committee
Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee
Southbury Democratic Town Committee
Waterford Democratic Town Committee
Heritage Village Democratic Club
Bethany DTC Chair Fran Doba
Canton DTC Chair Tom Sevigny
Clinton DTC Chair Andrea Reu
Middlebury DTC Chair Curtis Bosco
New London DTC Chair Martha Marx
Plainfield DTC Chair Karla Dasjardina
Ridgefield DTC Chair Alex Harris
Southbury DTC Chair Ron Pugliese
Sprague DTC Chair Jack Malone
Avon DTC Vice Chair Dana Allen
Former East Lyme DTC Chair and current DSCC Member Ed Morris
Former Old Saybrook DTC Chair Marty Ladd
Former Ridgefield DTC Chair Susan Cocco
DSCC Member Barbara Gordon
Dr. Rev. Lindsey Curtis

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