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Former candidate for governor Oz Griebel dies

Griebel died due to complications from a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident he was involved in while jogging July 21, according to a family statement.

News 12 Staff

Jul 29, 2020, 10:40 PM

Updated 1,419 days ago

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Former candidate for governor Oz Griebel dies
Former candidate for governor Oz Griebel died Wednesday.
Griebel, former president and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance, died due to complications from a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident he was involved in while jogging July 21, according to a family statement.
Griebel's family thanked the public for their support but asked for privacy.
Griebel ran for governor of Connecticut in 2018 as an independent. 
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Connecticut Democrats Chair Nancy DiNardo issued a statement on Griebel's passing that said, "Oz Griebel was the consummate public servant. As a business leader and as a candidate for Governor, he raised critical issues and the caliber of the debate. His passing is a huge loss for all of Connecticut. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family."
Gov. Ned Lamont released a statement on Griebel's death and paid tribute to his love for Connecticut.
“Oz Griebel’s heart was with the State of Connecticut – he loved this state and the people who live in it, and he enthusiastically believed that its best days are ahead," Lamont said in the statement. "I loved listening to his spirited energy whenever he spoke about the opportunity to make Connecticut and the Hartford region an even better place to live and work. We can all take a page from his commitment to work across the aisle and remove politics from policy. He will be missed, and I extend my deepest sympathy to his family. There is no place like Oz, and there was no one like Oz.”
 


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