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Darien Republican To Challenge Duff For State Senate Seat

Greg Ehlers is seeking the GOP nomination to serve the 25th district of Connecticut.
Greg Ehlers is seeking the GOP nomination to serve the 25th district of Connecticut. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. – Republican businessman Greg Ehlers will seek the GOP nomination to challenge State Sen. Bob Duff to serve the 25th district, which includes all of Norwalk and part of Darien.

“Hartford bureaucrats, especially Bob Duff, do not respect the taxpayers of Darien and Norwalk. There is no accountability. We are being left behind, unable to fairly compete in today’s ever-changing world. The Duff- Malloy duo spend our hard- earned money without vision and understanding that we are in the 21st century and Connecticut must be competitive,” said Ehlers. “Bob Duff has supported raising taxes to record levels, increasing spending on failed programs of yesterday and piling debt on future generations. Connecticut deserves better.”

Ehlers, who moved to Darien 16 years ago to start a financial-services company, said that Duff, the senate majority leader, is a principal architect of failed policies that are destroying business, hurting the middle class and driving working people to other states. This is the first time Ehlers is seeking elective office.

“People are leaving the state in record numbers. We cannot improve our state economy if we re-elect the same politicians and expect them to fix the problems they created,” said Ehlers. “I want my children and your children to have the opportunity to pursue a life and career in Connecticut. We cannot do that with Bob Duff representing us in Hartford.”

Ehlers was a member of Round Table Investment Management Company, a global macro hedge fund, and special advisor to Rareview Macro, an advisory firm to some of the world’s most influential investors. In 2007, Ehlers co-founded Navigate Advisors, a boutique macro broker-dealer. In his capacity as managing partner, he provided advice and facilitated trading in an array of financial assets.

He is currently managing director at SROcalendar LLC, which offers consulting solutions in cyber security to registered investment advisers, investment advisers and the broker dealer industry. Ehlers received his bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Montana School of Business. He has three sons, and mentors young professionals in the financial services industry.

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