Congressman Jim Himes has endorsed Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto for State Comptroller.
Jim Himes with President Obama
Congressman Himes said, "Facing tough economic times and the urgent need to restore fiscal responsibility in all levels of government, we need someone like Ken Flatto to keep the books balanced in Hartford. Ken has the experience making tough budget decisions and the strong accounting background necessary to serve us well as Comptroller."
Ken Flatto stated, “I am very proud and honored to receive this endorsement from Congressman Himes. I greatly admire all the good work he is doing for our State.”
Ken Flatto has also received endorsements from a number of officials, including Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, former Trumbull First Selectman Ray Baldwin, former Newtown First Selectman Herb Rosenthal and former Monroe First Selectman Andrew Nunn.
Ken Flatto is the only candidate with a career CPA. He has a Comptroller and CFO/CEO background. Ken stands out among challengers in his career breadth of having over 20 years of financial experience in the private and public sectors and governmental accounting knowledge. As a five term First Selectman, Ken Flatto has served Fairfield as the second longest serving town chief executive officer in its history, overseeing one of the State’s larger municipal budgets of approximately one-quarter billion dollars. Ken has managed Fairfield's triple AAA financial rating and was co-featured as a model municipal executive with fiscally strong management skills in a GASB magazine article in 2007.
In addition to his service to Fairfield, Flatto served as Comptroller and CFO for Orangetown, New York, and Deputy Controller and interim Controller for Yonkers, New York in the 1990's, as well as staff for a State Financial Control Board. Flatto also served as the Controller for the renowned Natural Resources Defense Council in the 1980's, a national environmental organization. Flatto began his career at Touche Ross & Company CPAs.