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)
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Next week’s 10 year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School murders served Thursday as a catalyst for demands from the families of gun violence victims that Congress adopt an assault weapons ban in response to the regularity of shootings across the nation.
The state has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with the union representing about 900 troopers and supervisors with the Connecticut State Police, according to a Thursday press release from Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration.
Advocates and architects of Connecticut’s “Clean Slate” law reacted with disappointment Wednesday to news that the state would miss its Jan. 1 implementation date for the policy designed to automatically clear records of certain crimes after a period of time.
Gov. Ned Lamont signed the sweeping 28-page bill that extends a suspension of Connecticut’s gas tax, supplements funding for energy assistance and sets aside more money for an essential workers’ bonus pay program. Upon signing the bill Tuesday, Lamont said it will make Connecticut “a little bit more affordable.” The bill extends the 25-cent gas…
With Connecticut households bracing for steep electricity rate hikes, Gov. Ned Lamont announced a plan Monday to offset Eversource bills by $10 and supplement an energy assistance program by a total of $13 million in utility company shareholder profits.
In nominating Garrett Eucalitto as Connecticut’s next Transportation Commissioner, Gov. Ned Lamont joked he was elevating a guy whose political pedigree included work for former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman and former Gov. Dannel P. Malloy – two of Lamont’s political rivals.
We’re glad the 2022 election is over, but there are still ramifications, implications, and consequences to sort out. To wit, largely lost in the Bob vs. Ned duel and the Logan-Hayes dust-up was the important but unsexy subject of early voting.
Legislative leaders and the governor’s office will look to avoid allowing an ongoing gas tax holiday from expiring on Dec. 1, according Gov. Ned Lamont, who said Tuesday he favors phasing out the tax break over a period of months.
Following a 12-point victory at the polls this week, Gov. Ned Lamont reassured Connecticut residents that his second term would focus on encouraging economic growth and avoiding tax increases.
Despite 7.7% inflation and an uncertain global economy, Connecticut’s budget is poised to end the year with a $2.8 billion surplus, according to projections by budget analysts. “While this news is certainly encouraging, we must remain vigilant against future economic turmoil,” Gov. Ned Lamont said. “I remain concerned that the global economic situation, impacted by…
With a pair of double-digit wins at the top of the ticket, a clean sweep of constitutional officer posts and continued control of the state legislature, Connecticut Democrats didn’t let a nationally watched and still-unresolved congressional contest temper a Wednesday victory lap.
Election night in the Connecticut governor’s race ended with Gov. Ned Lamont declaring victory and Republican Bob Stefanowski taking the stage at a hotel ballroom in Trumbull and telling his supporters that the race was still too close to call. It was more or less the same way Election Day ended after the pair’s first…
HARTFORD, CT — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski made his closing arguments Monday with a note of optimism, telling reporters he expected a “terrific” outcome from Tuesday’s election despite lagging behind incumbent Gov. Ned Lamont in public polling.
This weekend candidates for office started closing out the 2022 election cycle with get-out-the-vote rallies across the state, hoping to energize their base and get voters to the polls on Tuesday.
HARTFORD, CT — In a closing shot at Gov. Ned Lamont’s handling of COVID-19, Republican Bob Stefanowski stood Thursday with fired Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell and accused the governor of endangering nursing home residents during the pandemic.
Gov. Ned Lamont signaled a willingness Tuesday to revisit the assault weapons ban Connecticut policymakers adopted in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in order to make illegal weapons that had been grandfathered under that 2013 law.
MONTVILLE, CT — Republican Bob Stefanowski often appeared the odd man out during the final televised debate in the governor’s race Tuesday as Democratic incumbent Ned Lamont and Independent Party candidate Rob Hotaling disputed his positions on everything from law enforcement policy to the state surplus. “They’re both two peas in a pod,” Stefanowski told…
Bob Stefanowski accepted an endorsement from the Hartford Police Union Monday during press conference where he promised to continue citing the recent murders of two Bristol police officers as more reason to repeal elements of Connecticut’s police accountability law.
Gov. Ned Lamont and his Republican challenger Bob Stefanowski didn’t share a stage in a WFSB/ CT Insider taped, televised forum Thursday, but the candidates did clarify their positions on whether the COVID vaccine should be administered to school children. “I think people have the ability to keep themselves safe,” Lamont said. “It’s more like…
For the third time in two days, Republican Bob Stefanowski trailed by double digits in a survey of his Election 2022 rematch with Gov. Ned Lamont. That’s according to a Tuesday poll released by WTNH which found the incumbent Democrat with an 11-point lead in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election.
Two new polls of gubernatorial candidates found Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont leading Republican Bob Stefanowski by 15 points and 18 points, respectively, with little more than two weeks before the election. A Quinnipiac University poll found Lamont up 15 points over Stefanowski, which is essentially unchanged from a September 21 poll when Lamont led Stefanowski…
Both gubernatorial candidates promised CONECT, a collective of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and civic organizations from New Haven and Fairfield Counties, that they would support funding for a new clean slate law and education.
Gov. Ned Lamont isn’t taking a salary from the state, but it’s clear from his 2021 taxes that he doesn’t need to. The tax return released by his campaign today shows he made $54 million last year. That’s more than double what he made over the previous three years. His campaign said the money came…
Neither Bob Stefanowski nor Gov. Ned Lamont seemed inclined to add the COVID-19 vaccine to Connecticut’s schedule of required childhood immunizations on Thursday as a federal advisory committee included it in a list of doctor-recommended shots.
The release of state funding for a local road and sidewalk project was reason enough for Gov. Ned Lamont to make a Wednesday election campaign season stop in Madison, the hometown of his Republican opponent, where he ran into a familiar face.
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