The news came on Wednesday night following a press release saying he has launched an exploratory campaign.
Connecticut’s economic and financial health will be my number one priority because that’s the engine of opportunity for everyone. I am a public servant who will fight for the Connecticut. Opportunity and who will do right by the people of this great state,” said Connolly in the release.
Along with being DVA Commissioner, Connolly has also been Assistant Counsel for Pratt & Whitney supporting the Military Engines Division before serving as Pratt & Whitney’s Global Ethics and Compliance Officer.
Connolly was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.