Marisa Manley, independent candidate for governor, Kicks-off bid to shake up political establishment; restore growth and opportunity to Connecticut


Marisa Manley, independent candidate for governor, Kicks-off bid to shake up political establishment; restore growth and opportunity to Connecticut

“The major parties have led our once proud and prosperous state into decline.”

HARTFORD, CT – Marisa Manley, owner of a commercial real estate company and long-term resident of Fairfield County, today officially kicked off her independent campaign for governor of Connecticut.

“As a strategist, negotiator and team leader, I’ve solved tough problems for some of the world’s largest financial service companies, for the country’s largest law firms, for government agencies, and for small not-for-profits. I’m running for governor to create real solutions for Connecticut’s toughest problems,” Manley said.

Manley graduated from Cornell University’s College of Architecture and from Harvard Law school and founded her commercial real estate business in 1989.

“The major parties have led our once proud and prosperous state into decline. The situation is not sustainable. I’m running to shake up the political establishment that has caused our great state to slide to the edge of financial ruin,” Manley said.

“Since Connecticut enacted an income tax 27 years ago, state spending has tripled, and now the state can’t pay all its bills. Every year, there’s an exodus of thousands—people fleeing from Connecticut’s high costs, excessive regulations and vanishing opportunities. They take their families, their jobs, their dollars and their hopes to other states,” Manley said.

“If we don’t address these issues now, in another decade or two, tens of thousands more people will have left Connecticut, and much of Connecticut may be as abandoned as the Rust Belt,” she said.

“My campaign will focus on the need to restructure Connecticut finances to prevent bankruptcy and restore a jobs-friendly, pro-growth regulatory environment which creates more opportunity for everyone. We have the most underfunded state pension system and we're burdened with overwhelming debt. Connecticut is speeding toward bankruptcy, a disastrous outcome for everyone,” Manley said.

Manley has been a supporter of the Inner City Scholarship Fund in New York City and is a former board member of the Northeast Charter School Network.

“I have been a steadfast defender of charter schools working to help them create environments in which students can flourish. I’m proud of my work with community health centers to help them deliver primary care services cost-effectively and with dignity for all patients,” Manley said.

“My principal aim as governor will be to restructure Connecticut finances to prevent bankruptcy and restore a jobs-friendly, pro-growth regulatory environment which creates more opportunity for everyone,” she said.

“I invite Republicans, Democrats, Independents and everyone who rejects the dysfunction of the status quo to join me to create real solutions for Connecticut’s toughest problems and give people a reason to stay,” Manley said.


Manley graduated from Cornell University’s College of Architecture and from Harvard Law school and founded her commercial real estate business in 1989. She has a fourth-degree black belt in Kempo karate and is an avid cyclist and runner. Manley and her family are long-term residents of Fairfield County where she lives with her husband. She hopes their children can be persuaded to return to the Constitution State.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2018

Chip-in to show your support

Or Donate a Custom Amount Here
©2018 All rights reserved. Site by BCom Solutions. Created with NationBuilder.