Wooden defeats former Wall Street exec for treasurer

HARTFORD — Shawn Wooden has won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut state treasurer.

The former Hartford City Council president won the party’s endorsement in May. He defeated former Wall Street financial manager Dita Bhargava of Greenwich in Tuesday’s primary election.

Wooden is an attorney who focuses on investment and securities law. He grew up in Hartford’s North End and was among the first to champion the building of a baseball stadium in the city.

Associated Press

August 14, 2018