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Edward Miner Lamont Jr. (born January 3, 1954) is an American businessman and politician serving as the 89th governor of Connecticut. He has served in this position since January 9, 2019. 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, defeating incumbent Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary, but losing to him in the general election, when Lieberman ran as an independent candidate.
|89th Governor of Connecticut|
|Assumed office |
January 9, 2019
|Preceded by||Dannel Malloy|
Edward Miner Lamont Jr.
(1954-01-03) January 3, 1954 (age 69)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||Harvard University (AB)|
Yale University (MBA)
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. As governor, Lamont signed legislation legalizing cannabis, sports betting, and online gambling.