Dannel P. Malloy, Governor
Dannel P. (Dan) Malloy began his second term as Governor of Connecticut on January 7, 2015.
Governor Malloy is building on the successes and continuing challenges of advancing the state’s shared goals: a strong economy that offers economic security to families; strong schools from pre-kindergarten through college and beyond; safe communities; cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy for citizens and businesses; and a state-wide transportation network that works for families, businesses and large and small communities. To position Connecticut to achieve prosperity in a competitive economy over the next half century, Governor Malloy calls for tough discussions to develop and implement a transformative approach to ensure investment in a “best in class” transportation network that can provide citizens and businesses with safe, reliable travel in a multi-modal system that offers choice and connects Connecticut communities to each other, the broader region, and the global economy.
Governor Malloy was the longest-serving mayor of Stamford, holding that position for 14 years from 1995 to 2009. As mayor, he oversaw the city’s transformation, bringing nearly 5,000 new jobs to the city and obtaining increased funding for programs to ensure that the city’s residents had access to safe and affordable housing. Prior to his tenure as mayor, Dan Malloy served on the Stamford Board of Finance. He was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, and later became partner in a Stamford law firm. Throughout his life he has been active in the local and state communities and has been involved with various charities and outreach organizations.
Governor Malloy was born and still lives in Stamford. In overcoming childhood learning and physical disabilities, he learned the lessons of perseverance. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College and received his law degree from Boston College Law School.
Governor Malloy and his wife, Cathy, have three sons: Dannel, Ben, and Sam.