Ross Garber

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Ross Garber
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Former candidate for
Attorney General of Connecticut
State Attorney General 2010 elections
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Ross H. Garber is a partner and attorney for the Hartford-based private practice, Shipman & Goodwin LLP. On May 19, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general held by Democrat Richard Blumenthal, who ran for the United States Senate for the seat held by outgoing Senator Chris Dodd, on March 16, 2010.[1] Despite Republican challenger Martha Dean receiving the endorsement of the statewide party, he received enough support to force a primary contest.[2] Though he ran a tough primary campaign and raised nearly five times as much in contributions as his primary opponent, despite his late start, lost the nomination after receiving only thirty-nine percent of the vote.[3]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Connecticut
  • Juris Doctorate degree, University of Connecticut School of Law (with honors)


Defamation accusation

On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, Martha Dean, a Republican challenger in the race for state attorney general, announced that she was threatening Garber with a defamation suit unless he retracted "statements made about her stance on decriminalizing drugs," specifically cocaine and heroin.[4] Paul Pacelli, spokesman for the Dean campaign, has accused Garber of taking "her positions on some social issues and twist[ing] them every which way, trying to convince people that Martha is out of step with Connecticut voters.[5] Furthermore, he contends that since the primary campaign started Garber's campaign has sought to shape the contest in terms of social issues when it should be about being the state's top law enforcement official.[6]



See also: Connecticut Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary[7]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Martha Dean 60.5%
     Republican Party Ross Garber 39.5%
Total Votes 112,912

Contact information

Campaign Address:
Garber for Attorney General
PO Box 10
South Glastonbury, CT 06073

Phone: (860) 430-9709

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External links

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