November 27, 2017/Press Releases

Balletto statement on Attorney General Jepsen’s decision not to seek re-election

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.

“George Jepsen has embodied Connecticut values throughout his distinguished career in public service. He has stood up for consumers and working people, giving voice to people who are all too often left behind. In particular, his work over the past year to fight against many of the disastrous policies coming out of the Trump administration — from environmental protection, to health care issues, to standing up for our immigrant communities — has shown strong Democratic leadership on a state level can and does make a real difference across the country.

“On case after case, George has been a remarkably effective Attorney General, settling groundbreaking cases with big companies like RBS, Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s, and Volkswagen — and returning hundreds of millions of dollars to Connecticut taxpayers.

“Despite this decision, I know that George will find new ways to serve our state and our party in the years to come, and I am honored to call him a friend.”