Ned Lamont

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Ned Lamont
89th Governor of Connecticut
Assumed office
January 9, 2019
LieutenantSusan Bysiewicz
Preceded byDan Malloy
Personal details
Edward Miner Lamont Jr.

(1954-01-03) January 3, 1954 (age 70)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Ann Huntress (m. 1983)
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Yale University (MBA)
WebsiteGovernment website

Edward Miner Lamont Jr. (born January 3, 1954)[1] is an American businessman and politician. He is the 89th and current Governor of Connecticut.[2] Before being elected governor, he was a political science professor at Central Connecticut State University.

In 2006, he beat incumbent United States Senator Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary election. However, in the general election, Lamont and Republican candidate Alan Schlesinger lost to Lieberman, who then ran as an independent candidate.

In 2010, he ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Connecticut, and lost to Dannel Malloy. He was the Democratic nominee for Governor in 2018.[3] He defeated Republican Bob Stefanowski in November 2018.[2][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Happy Birthday to Greenwich's Ned Lamont Jr". Greenwich Daily Voice. January 3, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vigdor, Neil; Kovner, Josh; Lender, Jon; Ormseth, Matthew; Megan, Kathleen; Rondinone, Nicholas (November 7, 2018). "Bob Stefanowski Concedes Governor's Race After Cities Push Ned Lamont To Victory". Hartford Courant. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  3. Blair, Russell (January 17, 2018). "Ned Lamont Jumps Into Connecticut Governor's Race". Hartford Courant. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  4. "Democrats pick Ned Lamont for governor in Connecticut". The Washington Post. August 14, 2018.