Dannel P. Malloy
Dannel P. (Dan) Malloy was inaugurated as Governor of Connecticut on
January 5, 2011.
In his inaugural address, Governor Malloy acknowledged the economic and
employment crisis that created an unfriendly environment for employment in
Connecticut and has challenged its public services. He drew upon
Connecticut’s heritage as providing the roots for shared sacrifice, shared
opportunity, and shared prosperity ahead. Beginning with an immediate joint
session of the legislature, he pledged to work in a bipartisan manner for
rational, honest and achievable change.
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. His revitalization efforts
turned Stamford into one of Forbes?top 10 most livable U.S. cities, and
repeatedly earned the FBI’s label of one of the top 10 safest cities in the
U.S. Prior to his tenure as mayor, Dan Malloy served on the Stamford
Board of Finance.
Governor Malloy was born and still lives in Stamford. The youngest
of eight siblings, he overcame childhood learning and physical disabilities
and learned the lessons of perseverance. He graduated Magna Cum Laude
from Boston College and received his law degree from Boston College Law
School. After receiving his law degree, he became a successful
prosecutor, serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn and
winning 22 convictions in 23 felony cases. He later became a partner in the
Stamford law firm of Abate and Fox.
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 and his wife, Cathy have three sons; Dannel, Ben, and