For the first time in over 80 years, Connecticut has a Governor who began his career as a business owner and job creator. Governor Ned Lamont started a family and launched a successful business in our state because he believes in Connecticut: hard work, dedication, and neighbors looking out for one another.
Now, as Governor, he’s rolling out the welcome mat for more families and even more businesses to call Connecticut home — with lower taxes, more job opportunities, stronger schools, historic budget surpluses, and a pandemic recovery that is unmatched nationally.
For the first time in over 80 years, Connecticut has a Governor who began his career as a business owner and job creator. He took on the telecom giants because he saw a better way to deliver value to customers, eventually growing his business to serve more than 400 of the nation’s largest college campuses and over a million students. He brings his business experience to work every day as Governor, constantly finding more ways for the state to attract new innovative companies and spur more job creation.
Ever since he started his career, Governor Lamont has focused on giving back to those in need. He ran a local newspaper, served in local office, volunteered as a high school teacher in Bridgeport, stood up for his convictions as a U.S. Senate candidate against Joe Lieberman and the war in Iraq in 2006, and served on the boards of Mercy Corps and the Conservation Services Group. He’s fought for Connecticut values, and he’s delivered meaningful results.
Governor Lamont is a graduate of Harvard College and earned a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management. He’s been married to his wife, Annie, for nearly 40 years, and they have three children: Emily, Lindsay, and Teddy.