Wilton Democrats support Lembo for re-election

Wilton Democrats will join with Democrats from Darien, Weston and Westport at a brunch to support the re-election of Kevin Lembo as state comptroller. The brunch will be Sunday, March 30, from 11 to 1 at the home of Jim Ezzes, 31 Prospect Road in Westport, and will be co-hosted by John Kalamarides and Barbara Reynolds with Tom Dec, Fran Goldstein and Randy Klein.

The suggested contribution is $100, although all contributions between $5 and $100 will be “gratefully accepted.”

RSVP: Mike Farina at mike@farinaconsulting.com or 860-748-5142.

Mr. Lembo is trying to qualify for the Citizens Election Program public financing grant by the end of this month. As of March 15, he announced he had raised more than $50,000 and was trying to reach a goal of $75,000 by March 31.

Mr. Lembo was elected comptroller in 2010 and announced his re-election bid in November 2013. In this position he administers the state’s health and pension programs, oversees payroll for public employees and retirees and administers the statewide electronic accounting system.

Earlier this month he announced the state is on track to end the fiscal year with a surplus just over $500 million, fueled by revenue from income, sales and corporation taxes. He advocated for the surplus to be deposited into the state's Budget Reserve Fund.

"I have advocated for a reserve level of 15% of spending ..." which, he said, would "guard against future tax increases and service reductions during inevitable future recessionary cycles."

Information on his office is available at osc.ct.gov.