Candidate for Governor (D) 2018
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 2010 Lee Whitnum ran for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut (D). In 2008, Whitnum ran for U.S. Congress in the 4th Congressional District in Connecticut (D).
Whitnum holds a masters degree (edm) from Harvard University in Administration, Planning and Social Policy, and a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Her father, Paul Whitnum was a British banker; her mother, an American teacher. Whitnum is secular Protestant. Both of Lee’s grandfathers fought in WWI. Lee’s father was a British pilot in World War II for the British Royal Air Force.
She is a 14 year union member (SAG), her mother was a union member (NEA) most of her working life and Lee's grandmother was a union member (ILGWU) for 35 years, her entire working life. Lee supports unions.