GREENWICH, Conn. -- John Blankley of Greenwich accepted the Democratic Party's nomination Monday to represent Connecticut's 36th State Senate District, which represents Greenwich and parts of Stamford and New Canaan.
Blankley, who worked as a senior executive at the corporate level before co-founding a small and successful tech company, highlighted his background in his acceptance speech on Monday at Greenwich Town Hall.
“Connecticut needs bold new solutions right now,” Blankley said in his speech “From large initiatives to small business promotion, I will bring my corporate and entrepreneurial experience to help get our state back on track.”
In addition to his business experience, Blankley has served Greenwich as a member of the Representative Town Meeting and Board of Estimate and Taxation.
Other prominent Democrats expressed their admiration for Blankley on Monday.
“John will not just look at the details of the budget, which we know he can do adeptly. He will bring big picture thinking,” said Former Greenwich Selectman Lin Lavery, who nominated Blankley. “He will not let Hartford lose sight of what is important to the people of Greenwich and Stamford and New Canaan.”
Greenwich Selectman Drew Marzullo agreed.
“John has been a tirelessly committed public servant, first through his work on the RTM and now on the BET,” he said. “I have no doubt he will bring the same level of dedication and expertise to Hartford.”
Blankley and his wife, Vera, have lived in Greenwich since 1983.
They have three children and four grandchildren.