Governor of Connecticut
Gov. Ned Lamont was sworn in as Connecticut’s 89th governor on January 9, 2019.
Gov. Lamont’s roots in public service and economic development run deep. While he spent much of his career building his own successful company in telecommunications that took on industry giants and served 1 million college students nationwide, the first company he founded was a weekly newspaper with the goal of bringing a transparent voice to a community hit by job loss. He’s also worked as a volunteer teacher in Bridgeport, served as a member of the Greenwich Board of Selectmen and the Board of Estimate and Taxation, and as chairman of the Connecticut State Investment Advisory Council, safeguarding and growing the state’s billions of dollars in pension funds.
As governor, he’s taken that experience to push policy initiatives to expand healthcare, raise the minimum wage, make historic commitments to workforce development and affordable early child education, and invest in public education.
Under his leadership, Connecticut was a national leader in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, establishing a robust testing program, which eventually led to one of the most successful vaccine rollouts in the country.
The 2021 Legislative Session was one of the most successful for a Governor in Connecticut history. Under the guidance and leadership of Gov. Lamont, the General Assembly approved the most progressive state budget in a generation without raising taxes and with bipartisan support. He also negotiated the successful passage of sports betting and online casino legislation, in addition to wage increases for front line workers in our nursing homes.
Gov. Lamont earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Harvard College in 1976 and his MBA from the Yale School of Management in 1980. He is also currently on the faculty of Central Connecticut State University as an adjunct professor of political science and philosophy, where he helped to found a popular business start-up competition.
Gov. Lamont has been married to his wife, Annie, since 1983 and together they have three children: Emily, Lindsay, and Teddy.