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Nancy Wyman, former lieutenant governor and chair of the Connecticut Democrats since 2019, will step down from her post effective June 10. And former party chair Nancy DiNardo will take over her role.

Gov. Ned Lamont asked DiNardo to take over the role. Wyman will take over DiNardo’s position as a member of the Democratic National Committee.

“I’ve had an amazing career in Connecticut politics and it has been an honor to continue to serve as party chairman. I am grateful to Governor Lamont for giving me this opportunity, but it is time for me to step back from day to day operations,” Wyman said. “This is an extraordinary election year, and I hope to continue to support the party by stepping into Nancy DiNardo’s role on the DNC.” 

Wyman said when she accepted the governor’s offer to the state party, she said she would do so for a year. After 18 months, and with enough time for the next chair to plan for the fall elections, Wyman said she is ready for change. The swap of leadership roles must be approved by the 72-member Democratic State Central Committee.

“When I needed Nancy Wyman, she stepped up and agreed to lead our state party at a time when she could have retired from public service,” Lamont said. “Nancy’s longstanding relationships with those on both sides of the aisle along with her deep understanding of state politics have served Connecticut Democrats well. I am grateful and thank her.”

Wyman served four terms as state comptroller before being elected lieutenant governor in 2010. Before that she was a member of the state House of Representatives and served on her local school board.