GOP nominates Harry Wilson for NY comptroller


New York’s Republican Party has nominated former hedge fund manager Harry Wilson to run for state comptroller against incumbent Democrat Thomas DiNapoli.

Wilson worked at four different financial firms, including Goldman Sachs. The Westchester County resident says his experience assessing investments and making decisions for those companies would serve him well as comptroller. Wilson also served on Democratic President Barack Obama’s automotive industry task force. The auto task force was responsible for the overhauls of General Motors and Chrysler.

The nomination came Tuesday, the first day of the Republican state convention.

DiNapoli was endorsed by the Democrats at their convention last week.

The comptroller is the sole trustee of the public workers pension fund and responsible for auditing government.