For Immediate Release
Contact: Drew Stoner, DStoner@csea760.com, 508-404-7515
CSEA SEIU Local 2001 Statement on the Resignation of Comptroller Kevin Lembo
Comptroller Kevin Lembo has been a strong advocate for state employees for the last decade, working tirelessly to ensure that state benefits are protected and enhanced. His resignation leaves a hole in state leadership that will be difficult to replace.
As Comptroller, Kevin Lembo has withstood decades of strong opposition from the private insurance companies while fighting for accessible, affordable and equitable health care for all of Connecticut’s residents. Through these fights he reminded us of the qualities we hope to find in all public servants - intelligence, integrity, kindness and unwavering dedication.
Even in the last few weeks of his tenure, Comptroller Lembo has worked vigilantly to ensure that essential workers who have risked their health and safety throughout the pandemic have access to resources through the Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Fund. The announcement of his resignation is a real loss for Connecticut, but we wish Comptroller Lembo a full recovery and send our thoughts to his husband Charles and their children.