Dannel P. Malloy
Dannel Malloy is serving his first term as Connecticut’s 88th governor. He is a former mayor of Stamford, where he served from 1995-2009, the longest mayoral tenure in the city’s history.
Economic development was a major priority and achievement for Gov. Malloy in Stamford. Leveraging the city’s proximity to New York City, he attracted major financial companies and their jobs to Connecticut. Among the companies that moved to Stamford during his tenure were two of the world’s biggest banks, UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Other priorities for Gov. Malloy include transportation, education and affordable housing as components of Connecticut’s renewal. Among other accomplishments, he improved Stamford’s transit systems, established a system of pre-kindergarten education, and expanded affordable housing in downtown Stamford. The city’s work with public education earned it three “City Livability Awards” from the United States Conference of Mayors.
Gov. Malloy also was an active member of the U.S. mayors’ conference, serving as a trustee and vice chair for Education of the conference’s Jobs, Education & Workforce Committee; and co-chair of its Small Business/Partner America Task Force.
Prior to becoming mayor of Stamford, Malloy was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn from 1980 to 1984, and a member of the Stamford Board of Finance from1983-1994.
He earned both a B.A. and a J.D. at Boston College. He and his wife Cathy live in Stamford and have three sons together.