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Dita Bhargava

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Personal Details

Dita Bhargava (Democrat) was a candidate for Connecticut Treasurer. Bhargava lost the primary on August 14, 2018.


Bhargava was a 2016 Democratic candidate for the District 151 of the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Connecticut Treasurer

Shawn Wooden (D) defeated Thad Gray (R) and Jesse Brohinsky (L) in the general election for Connecticut Treasurer on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Shawn Wooden (D)
55.1
748,091

Thad Gray (R)
43.6
592,811

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Jesse Brohinsky (L)
1.1
15,514
Other/Write-in votes
0.2
2,196

Total votes: 1,358,612
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Connecticut Treasurer

Shawn Wooden defeated Dita Bhargava in the Democratic primary for Connecticut Treasurer on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Shawn Wooden (D)
56.8
116,167

Dita Bhargava (D)
43.2
88,298

Total votes: 204,465
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Connecticut Treasurer

Thad Gray defeated Art Linares in the Republican primary for Connecticut Treasurer on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Thad Gray (R)
56.0
74,042

Art Linares (R)
44.0
58,087

Total votes: 132,129


2016

Elections for the Connecticut House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on August 9, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was June 7, 2016.

Incumbent Fred Camillo defeated Dita Bhargava in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 151 general election.
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 151 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Fred Camillo Incumbent 60.34% 7,321
Democratic Dita Bhargava 39.66% 4,812
Total Votes 12,133
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Dita Bhargava ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 151 Democratic primary.
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 151 Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Dita Bhargava (unopposed)
Incumbent Fred Camillo ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 151 Republican primary.
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 151 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Fred Camillo Incumbent (unopposed)


Policy Positions

Campaign themes

2016

Bhargava's campaign website highlighted the following issues:

Economic Prosperity

One of the biggest challenges facing the state and our town is economic – the slow growth that persists in the wake of the 2008 recession. We haven’t recovered as strongly as we should have, especially with our historic strengths in human capital, productivity and innovation.

I don’t believe that increasing taxes is the necessary solution to solving our fiscal issues. Instead, we need creative ways to address and fix the budgetary problems in Hartford and create a more business and family friendly environment. This will entice our businesses and families to stay and thrive and will also attract new ones to move here. And naturally, the pool of tax income will increase.

After spending two decades in the financial sector, I am equipped with the right combination of quantitative and negotiating skills to be a strong and effective voice on policy making and I intend to tackle these issues immediately. A healthier fiscal situation will make our town and state more resilient and competitive.

Families

For many years, I have sought ways to help the families in our community. Through my efforts as a Board Member for several non-profit organizations, I have been able to help enhance cultural awareness, aid underserved communities and promote gender parity.

As the daughter of a single immigrant mother who struggled to support a family of four, I am very passionate about ensuring that our families have the support they require to lead healthy, vibrant lives. That our children have access to the best possible education and resources and that our elderly generation has the comfort and support network they need. And that every family and person has a fair chance without discrimination. As State Representative, I will work hard to ensure that Greenwich has access to the resources needed to enrich the vibrancy of our families.

Public Health & Safety

It is of great importance that the residents of Greenwich continue to enjoy safe and healthy livelihoods. It is crucial, therefore, that we have continued access to environmentally safe parks and school playgrounds, that our town water is clear of radicals, and that we are well prepared to address any outbreak of disease.

In the ever changing world that surrounds us, it is very important that we remain continually attuned to what factors play into keeping our town safe. Crime, drug trafficking, and the use and possession of illegal weapons are some of the issues that are of most concern to me. Therefore, as your State Representative, I plan to immediately address all of these crucial issues.