September 22, 2017

Madison finance exec to make run for governor
Bob V. Stefanowski is aiming to run for governor as a Republican in 2018.

Financial executive Bob V. Stefanowski Jr. of Madison is launching a bid to become the Republican candidate for governor.

Stefanowski, of Madison, has filed the requisite paperwork with the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission and launched a YouTube video on a website,, that describes dissatisfaction with the political status quo and his credentials, broadly.

Saying Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state's "career politicians are simply incapable of fixing the problems that Connecticut faces," he argues he has the business acumen and leadership qualities needed to lift the state from its problems with overregulation, crumbling infrastructure and "outrageously high" income taxes.

"I spent 25 years reorganizing businesses, driving strategy, leading people and getting tangible results to fix troubled organizations," Stefanowski said in the video. "I can do it again for Connecticut."

His LinkedIn page lists has most recent employer as financial services firm DFC Global. He also was CFO at UBS from 2013 to 2015 and president and CEO of GE corporate financial services Europe from 1994 through 2007.

He could not be reached immediately for comment.

Earlier this week, Hedge fund manager David Stemerman said he would explore a run for Connecticut's top political post under the Republican Party banner.

A host of candidates on both sides of the aisle have emerged since Malloy announced he would not run for re-election.

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