Ellington Accountant Wins GOP Comptroller Primary

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    Connecticut Republicans have chosen an Ellington accountant to challenge Democratic State Comptroller Kevin Lembo in November.

    Sharon McLaughin defeated Angel Cadena, a Marine Corps veteran who now lives in Shelton, in unofficial results, the Associated Press reports.

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    McLaughin had won the party's endorsement at the May state convention. She is currently secretary of the Ellington Republican Town Committee and a director of the Grassroots East board.

    McLaughlin earned a graduate degree in accounting at Southern New Hampshire University and cites a variety of business experience, including 15 years employed at ENTEX/Siemens. She said she has also worked in internal accounting roles.

    Lembo was first elected comptroller in 2010. The comptroller is responsible for monitoring the state's fiscal condition.