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Greenwich's John Blankley Announces State Senate Candidacy

John Blankley of Greenwich announced his candidacy for a state Senate position.
John Blankley of Greenwich announced his candidacy for a state Senate position. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich's John Blankley filed the necessary paperwork needed on Monday to begin a run for State Senate.

Blankley, a Democrat, plans to run for the seat in the 36th District, which covers Greenwich, along with parts of Stamford and New Canaan.

“Quite simply the 36th needs new representation in Hartford. I will focus on solutions drawn from my years of handling large budgets for major corporations and my job creation record as a small business owner and entrepreneur,” Blankley said in a statement.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Flagship Networks, Inc., a computer consulting and systems integration company, and has served as an executive and board member for various companies, including Stolt Tankers and Terminals and BP North America.

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was supportive of Blankley's decision.

“He will bring a much needed change to the way [the 36th District is] represented in Hartford,” Himes said.

Blankley is a veteran of local government as well, having been elected to Greenwich’s Board of Estimate and Taxation in 2013 and serving on the Representative Town Meeting (RTM).

He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee.

Blankley and his wife, Vera, have been Greenwich residents since 1983.

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