Denise L. Nappier

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Denise L. Nappier
Denise L. Nappier.jpg
Connecticut Treasurer
In office
January 1999 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 15
PredecessorPaul J. Silvester (R)
Base salary$110,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Campaign $$2,075,749
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia State University
Master'sUniversity of Cincinnati
Office website
Denise L. Nappier is the current Democratic Treasurer of Connecticut. She was first elected in 1998. She was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010.[1] She ran for re-election in 2010, defeating Republican Jeff Wright in the general election.[1]

Nappier won re-election to a fifth term as state treasurer in the 2014 elections.[2] She was uncontested in the August 12 Democratic primary and narrowly overcame Republican challenger Tim Herbst in the November 4 general election.


Nappier previously served as Hartford City Treasurer for nearly ten years, and as Executive Director of Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture.[1]

She attended Virginia State University for her undergraduate degree, and went on to earn her master's from the University of Cincinnati.


  • Virginia State University, B.A.
  • University of Cincinnati, Master’s degree
  • Teikyo Post University, Honorary degree
  • Trinity College, Honorary degree
  • Briarwood College, Honorary degree
  • University of Hartford, Honorary degree
  • Saint Joseph College, Honorary degree[1]

Political career

Connecticut Treasurer (1998-Present)

Nappier was first elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010.[1]



See also: Connecticut down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Nappier ran for re-election as Connecticut Treasurer in 2014.[2] Denise L. Nappier won the general election on November 4, 2014.


Connecticut Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Nappier Incumbent 50.9% 533,182
     Republican Tim Herbst 49.1% 514,402
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 119
Total Votes 1,047,703
Election Results via Connecticut Secretary of State.


Nappier won re-election as Connecticut Treasurer on November 2, 2010.[3]

Connecticut Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenise L. Nappier Incumbent 54.3% 600,270
     Republican Jeff Wright 43.5% 480,623
     Independent Andrew Grant White 1.4% 15,611
     Green S. David Bue 0.9% 9,600
Total Votes 1,106,104
Election Results Via: Follow the Money

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nappier is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Nappier raised a total of $2,075,749 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[4]

Denise L. Nappier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 Connecticut Treasurer Won $780,095
2006 Connecticut Treasurer Won $356,199
2004 Connecticut Treasurer Not up for election $9,574
2002 Connecticut Treasurer Won $581,751
2000 Connecticut Treasurer Not up for election $50
1998 Connecticut Treasurer Won $348,080
Grand Total Raised $2,075,749

2002, 2006, 2010

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Preceded by
Paul J. Silvester (R)
Connecticut Treasurer
Succeeded by