Shawn has a long record of standing up for working people and taxpayers – and that will be the focus of his service as State Treasurer.
He will use his 20 years of private sector experience advising pension funds to maximize investment returns and ensure that Connecticut invests in the right priorities – job creation, infrastructure, pay equity and education.
He will hold government accountable and advocate for responsible spending and borrowing, just as he has done while serving the people of Hartford.
As President of the Hartford City Council, he helped close an inherited $50 million deficit by reducing wasteful spending, eliminating a city slush fund and cracking down on abuse of city-issued credit cards.
Shawn took on the city’s former mayor from his own party to fight for fiscal responsibility, while also pushing for economic development.
He believes the Treasurer has a duty to invest state pension funds to maximize returns and minimize risk, which protects taxpayers and helps workers receive the retirement benefits they have earned.
Shawn also will accelerate implementation of a retirement-security program that makes it easier for private sector workers to save for retirement at work - a program AARP estimates could save Connecticut over $90 million over the next 15 years.
PAID FOR BY WOODEN FOR TREASURER, SABINO RODRIGUEZ III, TREASURER. APPROVED BY SHAWN WOODEN.