Gov. Ned Lamont
Gov. Ned Lamont. Credit: File photo / CTNewsJunkie

Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, is the 89th governor of Connecticut. His first term as governor began Jan. 9, 2019. Lamont previously served as a selectman in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, from 1987 to 1989, and ran for the US Senate on an anti-war platform during the early years of the war in Iraq in 2006, defeating incumbent US Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary. He then lost to Lieberman in the general election, during which Lieberman petitioned onto the ballot running as a third-party candidate.

Lamont ran for governor in 2010 and was defeated by Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy, who went on to win the general election and served two terms as governor.

Lamont ran for governor again in 2018, winning the party nomination and defeating Republican Bob Stefanowski in the general election.

Lamont was born on Jan. 3, 1954, in Washington, D.C.

In 1977, Lamont became editor of the Black River Tribune, a small weekly newspaper in Vermont. After graduating from Yale University, Lamont entered the cable television industry as manager of a Connecticut startup called Cablevision.

In 1984, Lamont founded Campus Televideo to provide cable television services to college campuses. He later chaired a telecommunications firm called Lamont Digital Systems, which invested in new media startups. Campus Televideo was its largest division before Apogee, a Texas firm, acquired it in 2015. (Sources: Wikipedia, CTNewsJunkie)

News & opinion about Gov. Ned Lamont

Proto Counters That Biden Is On The Ballot

Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont and the endorsed slate of constitutional candidates spent Wednesday morning telling the media that former President Donald Trump, who endorsed Republican Senate candidate Leora Levy, is on the ballot. By the afternoon, Connecticut’s Republican Party Chairman Ben Proto, was telling the media that it’s President Joe Biden that’s on the ballot.

Ned: Trump on the Ballot

A day after Connecticut Republicans nominated a Trump-backed candidate in the state’s U.S. Senate race, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said the primary results put the former president back on the ballot in the coming November election.

Lamont: Choice is on the Ballot

HARTFORD, CT — A morning press conference to announce the launch of a new reproductive rights hotline veered into campaign territory Friday as Gov. Ned Lamont named U.S. Senate candidate Leora Levy and by extension his Republican opponent as threats to abortion rights nationwide.

Lamont Extends Extreme Hot Weather Protocol

With sweltering temperatures showing no signs of letting up on Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont extended Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol, leaving additional protections for vulnerable residents in place through the beginning of next week.

Child Tax Credit Program Officially Closed

The Department of Revenue Services received 238,668 applications for the child tax rebate as of midnight last night.  Those applications represent 369,863 dependents.  The one-time tax credit, adopted this year as part of the state budget, applies to Connecticut parents in certain income brackets who claimed at least one minor dependent child on their 2021…

Stefanowski Calls on Lamont to Improve Prison Conditions

From a sun-baked park across the street from Cheshire Correctional Institution, Bob Stefanowski on Thursday called on Gov. Ned Lamont to immediately purchase 30 portable air conditioning units to cool down the sweltering prison. “That’s what I’d do if I were governor,” the Republican gubernatorial candidate said. “I’d hop in my black SUV or better…

Time To Apply For Child Tax Credit Runs Out This Week

Connecticut taxpayers have less than a week to apply for a one-time rebate offering eligible low and middle income households $250 per child for up to three children before an application window closes at the end of July.  As of Friday, more than 171,500 households including more than 268,000 children had applied for the rebate…

Lamont Touts Passage of Hot-Button Youth Crime Bill

A community center in suburban Glastonbury served as the backdrop for a Tuesday press conference touting the passage of a recent law designed to curb youth crime which followed a rash of auto thefts in Connecticut and elsewhere since the onset of the pandemic. During the mid-morning event, Gov. Ned Lamont announced he had signed…

Bysiewicz Takes Aim At Stefanowski In First Campaign Ad

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz released her first TV ad of the campaign season, touching on abortion rights, gun violence, and taking aim at Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski.  The ad opens with a reminder to voters that “elections matter” and that if they re-elect her and Gov. Ned Lamont, then they will protect a women’s…

State Officials Encourage Vaccinations as COVID Numbers Climb

Gov. Ned Lamont and public health officials urged Connecticut residents Monday to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations as cases and hospitalizations related to the virus continue to climb amid spread of infectious new subvariants.  Lamont and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani encouraged vaccine uptake at a mobile clinic held at the Burroughs-Saden Public Library…

Report Finds Deep Vacancies at Social Services Agencies

A report detailing state workforce staffing levels at the beginning of July found deep vacancies in social safety net agencies like the Department of Developmental Services, where more than one-third of positions were vacant.  Connecticut’s state government weathered a surge of retirements ahead of July 1, when a previously negotiated change in retiree cost of…

What Do Candidates’ Tax Returns Reveal?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski said Friday he will release his tax returns by the end of August. “We’re going to actually produce the return, the first couple pages of the return,” Stefanowski said Friday. “It’s going to include all of my income, family income, everything.” Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont released a summary of three…

OP-ED | Is Businessman Stefanowski Doomed To Repeat History?

While much of the body politic is focused on the congressional midterms and whether President Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump will run for the White House again in 2024, true political junkies in Connecticut have turned their eyes to this year’s gubernatorial election between incumbent Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican challenger, the career businessman…

Stefanowski: Lamont Needs To Act To Mitigate Inflation; Says He’ll Make Connecticut More Competitive

NORTH BRANFORD, CT – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski held a press conference at a North Branford strip mall Thursday morning accusing Gov. Ned Lamont of failing to act against surging inflation and listing actions he says Lamont should take immediately to mitigate the growing impact on state residents.

Lamont Calls June Inflation Increase ‘Backwards Looking’

The economy took center stage again Wednesday in Connecticut’s gubernatorial contest with the release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Consumer Price Index for June that showed inflation rose to 9.1%.  That’s the largest annual increase since the period ending November 1981. It blew past analysts expectations, but Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont…

Transportation Chief Offers Vision For Light Rail

HARTFORD, CT – As Gov. Ned Lamont urged a regional convention of transportation officials to use new infrastructure funding to make a “transformational difference” on Monday, his transportation commissioner floated an idea to transform CTfastrak into a light rail system. Lamont helped kick off an annual conference of the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials…

OP-ED | Using Abortion As Business Recruiting Tool

Besides being the state’s chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the National Guard, Connecticut’s governor has something else in common with the other 49: he’s the booster-in-chief who tries to market the state to potential investors, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses looking to relocate.

Bradley Airport Transportation Center Will Be Boon to Travelers, Officials Say

State officials celebrated Thursday the completion of a new rental car and transit center at Bradley International Airport designed to eliminate the need for travelers to take a bus from terminals to their rented vehicles. The $210 million Ground Transportation Center was funded in part by bonding, which is expected to be paid back through…

Lamont Appoints Mark Kohler, a Recently Retired Associate AG, as Secretary of the State

Mark Kohler, a recently retired associate attorney general, will serve the remaining six months of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s term in office following her resignation Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced in a morning press release.  Merrill, who was not seeking re-election, announced earlier this week she would step down at noon Thursday to…

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