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)

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Lamont Signs Special Session Bill

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…

Baton Passed To Deputy Transportation Commissioner

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.

Lamont Ushers In New Faces In Second Term

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday the coming departures of his chief of staff Paul Mounds Jr. and legal counsel Nora Dannehy in the first staffing changes as the administration of newly-reelected Democrat prepares for a second term.

State Poised To End Year With $2.8B Surplus

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…

‘The Red Wave Is Still At Sea’

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. 

In Rematch, Lamont Declares Victory; Stefanowski Not Ready To Concede

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…

Stefanowski Makes His Closing Arguments

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.

Last Televised Debate Draws Out Differences

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…

Stefanowski Walks Back Remarks on Abortion

In a Friday morning email, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski walked back a remark made during a television forum that aired the night before when he suggested that abortions should be limited to the first trimester.

Candidates Clarify Their Position on Vaccines, Abortion & Crime

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…

New Poll Shows Lamont Up 11 Points

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.

Latest Polls Find Lamont Still Leading Stefanowski

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…

Lamont Made $54M In 2021

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…

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