The Honorable David M. Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General under three Presidential administrations and a recent candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, has endorsed State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26th District) for re-election.
In a statement, Mr. Walker said, “As a former U.S. Comptroller General, I have a hard earned reputation as a truth teller, problem solver, and change agent. The truth is, Connecticut is in serious trouble, we must change course to create a better future. Toni Boucher is committed to constrain and reprioritize state spending and to engage in comprehensive tax and regulatory reform. She has also committed to address the serious transportation and infrastructure challenges we face. Senator Boucher has the energy and ability to help make a comeback in Connecticut a reality.”
David Walker is one of the nation’s leading fiscal responsibility and government transformation experts. He has over 40 years of professional and leadership experience in government, as well as the private and non-profit sectors, including serving almost 10-years as U.S. Comptroller General and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
He has successfully led and transformed organizations in all three sectors of the economy, including three federal government agencies and a global consulting service line. He has received Presidential appointments from three presidents of both major parties (i.e., Reagan, Bush (41) and Clinton), and was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate all three times.
In receiving the endorsement, Senator Boucher remarked, “I am truly honored to receive this expression of support from such a distinguished patriot, leader and public servant as David Walker. He is person who’s earned the respect of all who’ve come in contact with him, including three President of the United States. As a former U.S. Comptroller General and acknowledged turnaround specialist, David understands the challenges facing Connecticut and knows that I am 100% committed to fight for legislation that will cut taxes, reduce borrowing and allow our businesses and families to thrive and prosper.”
State Senator Toni Boucher is the Senate Chief Deputy Minority Leader, Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Education, Higher Education and Transportation Committees and a Member of the Revenue, Finance and Bonding Committee. Her district includes Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton.