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

Advocates Push for Funding for Voting Tech Upgrade

“How comfortable would you be still using your iPhone 1?” Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas said Tuesday. She was making a comparison to a time in the technology revolution that includes Connecticut’s now obsolete voting equipment.

OP-ED | New Trains And Old Problems

Opinion writer Jonathan L. Wharton laments the perennial good news-bad news nature of Connecticut’s public transit evolution, although in this case it was bad news (cuts to service) first, followed by good news (new rail-cars purchased).

A Victory Lap On Reproductive Rights

State officials described Connecticut as pushing against a tide of new abortion restrictions being enacted across the country during a Wednesday bill-signing ceremony marking the adoption of a series of laws protecting access to reproductive health care.

Legislation for Senior Services Signed Into Law

The state’s Social Services Commissioner joined Gov. Ned Lamont at The Caring Connection in Windsor Tuesday to highlight two new laws that provide more support to Connecticut’s senior citizens through adult day care services, nursing homes, and homemaker-companion agencies.

Florida Driver’s License Policy Could Impact 61,000 Undocumented Connecticut Residents

Gov. Ned Lamont: “It’s going to be a confusing hodgepodge if every state wants to do their own thing on this.”

Some 61,000 Connecticut residents with driver-only licenses could be impacted by a new immigration policy in Florida, which considers invalid certain driving-only credentials for undocumented immigrants from a handful of states.

Lamont Signs the Budget to Bipartisan Acclaim

Connecticut policymakers from both sides of the political aisle gathered at the state Capitol Monday afternoon to watch Gov. Ned Lamont sign a two-year state budget including broad income tax cuts into law following its bipartisan approval by the legislature.

Lamont Signs Bill Expanding Gun Regulations

Gov. Ned Lamont gave final approval to a sweeping update to Connecticut gun regulations on Tuesday, signing into law a bill that expands the state’s assault weapons ban, restricts the open carry of firearms, and raises the age to buy a semiautomatic rifle.


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