Ann Brickley

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Ann Brickley
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BornJanuary 1, 1955
Alma materUniversity of Connecticut
Political partyRepublican Party
ChildrenTwo children

Ann Brickley (born January 1, 1955) was a 2010 candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut's First District. Brickley owns and operates Sage & Swift, a business consulting firm.

Early life, education and career[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Brickley was born in Hartford to her parents John and Anita Miller. She is the oldest of three children and spent her childhood growing up in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Her father is a former Republican National Committee member.[1]

Brickley graduated from Wethersfield High School and went on to the University of Connecticut, where she served on both the women's tennis and gymnastic teams. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1976, holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer.

Brickley began her career after college as an engineer at the United Technologies Research Center in Hartford. She then spent more than a decade in a variety of different management roles at GE Industrial Systems.[2] She currently owns and operates Sage & Swift, a business consulting firm.

2010 U.S. Congressional campaign[edit | hide | edit source]

Brickley challenged Democratic incumbent John B. Larson. Also running were Green Party nominee Kenneth J. Krayeske and Socialist Action nominee Christopher J. Hutchinson.

On May 21, 2010, Brickley won the GOP convention endorsement. She said that she would work to reduce ineffective and burdensome government regulations and bureaucracy that make it more difficult for businesses to compete in the global economy, and would begin to seriously address the federal government's addiction to spending.[3] She then defeated Mark Zydanowicz in the August 10, 2010 Republican primary.[4]

In the November 2 general election, she lost to the incumbent Larson.[5]

Personal life[edit | hide | edit source]

Brickley was married in 1977, and has subsequently divorced. She has two children from that marriage. Her son Dave is a Boston University graduate and her son Robert is a senior at the University of Connecticut.[6] She has been a master gardener[citation needed] for the past seven years.