By Mark Pazniokas Friday, May 10, 2013
Julia H. Tashjian of Windsor, a Democratic insider who was Connecticut’s secretary of the state for two terms in the 1980s, twice winning on tickets led by Gov. William A. O’Neill, died Thursday. She was 74.
The Democratic State Convention that propelled her to statewide office in 1982 was the last of its kind, run on unwritten rules from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, when tickets were carefully balanced and personal connections often trumped policy.