Greenwich resident Harry Arora, a Republican State Representative in the 151st district, announced on Friday the formation of an exploratory committee to consider running for Connecticut State Treasurer.
Arora is serving his second term and is the ranking member of the Labor Committee.
“Connecticut needs a fresh and bold financial strategy to reduce our massive debt, to lower taxes, and to spur job growth. In the last decade, there has been little income growth and our population is where it was a decade ago,” Arora said in a release. “While the surplus arising from the Federal dollars is temporarily helping, the long-term situation has worsened because of inflation. In the coming weeks, I plan to meet residents across the state and take their views in making a decision.”
In his release, Arora said he was an immigrant who came to the United States 29 years ago to attend college, and became an electrical engineer with graduate degrees in finance and public policy.
“He spent 25 years in the private sector managing investments before pivoting to public service,” the release said.