As a state, and as a country, we have to end the scourge of gun violence in our communities. As your next General Treasurer, I will be responsible for overseeing the state pension’s investment portfolio. With a pension fund totaling nearly $11 billion, our state maintains investments in a diverse array of public companies. The state pension system owns thousands of shares in some of the world’s largest corporations. Effectively, this can make the state pension system a significant shareholder in such companies. I intend to leverage this influence, to hold companies responsible and evaluate ways in which such corporations can reduce engagement with and financial entanglement in the gun industry.