Miller Launches Campaign for State Comptroller

February 21, 2018 - 2 minutes read

SEYMOUR – Kurt Miller, First Selectman of Seymour and small business owner, officially launched his campaign for State Comptroller yesterday at a campaign kickoff event at Tavern 1757 in Seymour.

“After crisscrossing the state over the last two months and talking to my family, I have decided to run for State Comptroller,” said Miller. “Since being elected as the First Selectman of Seymour in 2011, we have been able to turn our local fiscal house around in a short period. At the same time, our state continues to head in the wrong direction under the failed policies of Governor Dan Malloy.”

Miller continued, “We need a State Comptroller who is going to be a fiscal watchdog and who will not be a rubber stamp for any governor or legislature.”

Miller is currently serving his fourth term as the First Selectman of the Town of Seymour. He was first elected in 2011 and has run unopposed in two of his last three elections.

“When I took office in Seymour we had a low fund balance of just over 5%, growing debt ratios near 10%, a shaky AA- bond rating, crumbling infrastructure, a mill rate that was growing each year due to increasing expenses and shrinking tax receipts – doesn’t this sound like the State of Connecticut,” explained Miller. “We got right to work in Seymour and our proven results have turned things around. I am committed to getting our state’s fiscal house in order and creating a strong fiscal economy, just like we have done in Seymour.”

Miller has been extremely active outside of Seymour fighting for issues that benefit all of Connecticut’s towns and cities. Kurt is an executive committee member of both the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

He also has a professional investment background, achieving many professional designations including NAIFA’s Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor. He held the NASD Series 6, 63 and 65-Uniform Investment Adviser licenses and is insurance licensed in Life, Health, Variable Annuity, Property, and Casualty.

For more information about Kurt and his campaign visit Kurt first announced his campaign through a video on Facebook @KurtforCT.