Courtesy CT-N

Kevin Lembo Wins 3rd Term As State Comptroller

November 07, 2018 - 10:06 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrat Kevin Lembo has won a third term as Connecticut comptroller.

Lembo defeated Republican Kurt Miller in the race for the post, which is known as the state's chief fiscal guardian. The comptroller's office administers employee and retirement benefits and prepares financial reports, among other duties.

Lembo, of Guilford, cited his government transparency initiatives, including the Open Connecticut website that makes state finances available for public viewing, and his opposition as a member of the State Bond Commission to borrowing tens of millions of dollars to help wealthy financial firms.

Miller has served four terms as first selectman of Seymour. He campaigned on promises to improve the state's finances and stand up against unneeded state borrowing.

The race also featured Libertarian Paul Passarelli and Green Party candidate Edward Heflin.