Ned Lamont

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Edward Miner Lamont Jr.[1] (born January 3, 1954) is an American businessman and politician serving as the 89th governor of Connecticut since January 9, 2019.[2][3] A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Greenwich selectman from 1987 to 1989. He ran for the United States Senate in 2006, but was defeated by incumbent Joe Lieberman.[4][lower-alpha 1]

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Ned Lamont
89th Governor of Connecticut
Assumed office
January 9, 2019
LieutenantSusan Bysiewicz
Preceded byDannel Malloy
Personal details
Edward Miner Lamont Jr.

(1954-01-03) January 3, 1954 (age 69)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 1983)
ResidenceGovernor's Residence
EducationHarvard University (AB)
Yale University (MBA)
WebsiteGovernment website

Lamont ran for governor in 2010, but lost the Democratic primary to former Stamford mayor Dannel Malloy, who went on to win the general election. He ran again in 2018, winning the nomination and defeating Republican Bob Stefanowski in the general election.[4] He faced Stefanowski again in 2022, defeating him by a wider margin.[5] As governor, Lamont signed legislation legalizing cannabis,[6] sports betting, and online gambling.[7][8][9]