|88th Governor of Connecticut|
January 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Jodi Rell|
|29th Mayor of Stamford|
December 1, 1995 – December 1, 2009
|Preceded by||Stanley Esposito|
|Succeeded by||Michael Pavia|
|Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, NY|
July 21, 1955
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Boston College|
Dannel Patrick "Dan" Malloy (born July 21, 1955) is an American politician who has been the 88th Governor of Connecticut since January 2011. Malloy, a member of the Democratic Party, previously served as Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut from December 1995 to December 2009.
On May 22, 2010, Malloy was endorsed by the Connecticut Democratic Party as its candidate for Governor, defeating 2006 Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont; subsequently he won the Connecticut Democratic gubernatorial primary on August 10, 2010.
Early life, education, and early career 
Dannel Patrick Malloy was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, the seventh of seven sons and youngest of the eight children of Agnes (née Egan), a nurse, and William F. Malloy. He is of Irish descent and was reared in the Catholic faith.
As a child, Malloy suffered from learning disabilities and difficulties with motor coordination. He did not learn to tie his shoes until the fifth grade and was considered disabled by his elementary school teachers. Malloy eventually was diagnosed with dyslexia and learned the skills necessary to succeed academically. He does not write or type, and rarely reads from notes in public, but developed an extraordinarily useful memory. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston College, where he met his wife Cathy, and later earned his law degree from Boston College Law School.
After passing the bar exam, Malloy served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York from 1980 to 1984. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Malloy tried 23 felony cases, four of them homicides, and won 22 convictions. He was subsequently a partner in the Stamford law firm of Abate and Fox from 1984-95. He served on the Stamford Board of Finance from 1983 to 1994.
Mayor of Stamford 
Malloy made crime reduction a priority during his administration; Stamford is currently ranked as the 9th safest city in the United States and 3rd safest in the Northeast region and for the past six years has ranked in the top 11 safest cities with populations of 100,000 or more, according to the FBI. Malloy wrote a blog known as "The Blog That Works" until mid-January 2010.
Budgeting and districting of the various fire departments throughout the city has been unstable since 2007, due to an extended legal conflict between the volunteer departments and the Malloy administration, which sought to consolidate the fire departments against the advice and wishes of the volunteer fire departments.
Governor of Connecticut 
In 2004, Malloy was the first candidate to announce his bid for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of Connecticut. In a major upset in Malloy’s favor, he received the convention endorsement of the Democratic Party on May 20, 2006 by one vote. Malloy lost in the primary election however against New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. on August 8, 2006.
On February 3, 2009, Malloy officially filed paperwork with Connecticut's State Elections Enforcement Commission to form a gubernatorial exploratory committee, and subsequently announced that he did not intend to seek re-election as Mayor of Stamford. On March 9, 2010, Malloy filed the required paperwork to officially run for governor.
Malloy received the Democratic Party's endorsement for Governor on May 22, 2010 in a 68-32 vote over 2006 Democratic senatorial candidate Ned Lamont. Connecticut's Democratic Party rules allow any candidate who received more than 15% of the vote at its nominating convention to challenge the endorsed candidate for the nomination in a primary, and Lamont announced that he would challenge Malloy in the gubernatorial primary. The primary was held on August 10, 2010. Malloy won with 58% of the vote, according to AP-reported unofficial results. According to preliminary numbers, he beat Lamont 101,354 to 73,875.
As a Democratic candidate for Governor prior to the Democratic state convention and subsequent primary, Malloy chose Nancy Wyman to be his running mate. Wyman is the only woman elected State Comptroller since the office was created in 1786. Malloy's choice was confirmed by the Democratic nominating convention on May 22, and Wyman became the official 2010 Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor when she defeated primary opponent Mary Glassman on August 10. After the primaries, candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor run together as a team on a single ticket. Thus, Malloy and Wyman were both elected on November 2, 2010.
Malloy faced Republican Tom Foley, the former United States Ambassador to Ireland under President George W. Bush, in the race for governor. In the last Quinnipiac University Polling Institute poll released on the morning before Election Day, Malloy trailed Foley 48% to 45%.
According to The New York Times on November 3, Malloy was elected governor; they later placed Foley in the lead with no declared winner. The Associated Press had at one point also placed Foley ahead by 8,424 votes because they hadn't added the votes from New Haven or Bridgeport at that time. In the days following the election, there was controversy over several polling locations in Bridgeport remaining open until 10 p.m. on Election Day due to ballot shortages. Foley's team looked into the events that took place in Bridgeport and determined there was insufficient evidence of enough fraud to overcome the vote deficit.
Malloy was sworn in as the 88th Governor of Connecticut on January 5, 2011, succeeding Republican Governor Jodi Rell.
The first task facing Malloy upon taking office was addressing a multi-billion-dollar deficit as a result of the prior state budget enacted by the Democratic super-majority-controlled legislature which Rell chose to accept without signing. Malloy adopted what he called an agenda of "shared sacrifice" which was dependent on increases in various taxes, including the income tax, the gas tax, the sales tax, and the estate tax, as well as $1 billion each year in union concessions. Malloy chose not to reduce aid to municipalities as part of his budget agenda, although such aid was jeopardized if labor concessions were not reached. Many of Malloy's proposed tax increases were unpopular despite a statewide "listening tour" to promote the budget.
Malloy supports progressive social measures, including protections for transgender identity. Malloy praised the Transgender Rights Bill HB 6599  and promised he would sign it into law. The bill protects the rights of transgender residents, including the right to use public facilities of the gender a person identifies with.
On September 21, 2011, Malloy issued Executive Orders 9 and 10, which would allow the Service Employees International Union to unionize day care workers subsidized through Care 4 Kids and personal care attendants under Medicaid waivers by redefining these employees as state employees for collective bargaining purposes. The executive orders generated intense opposition from child care providers, personal care attendants, their employers with disabilities, the National Federation of Independent Business, and We the People of Connecticut, a constitutionalist organization. Disability advocates objected to being excluded from the decision-making process, to union interference in the intimate relationship between employers and PCAs, and to the likely loss of PCA hours under a capped program; NFIB feared a "terrible precedent" in allowing other union organizing drives of small businesses by executive order through card check; and several Republican legislators viewed Malloy's actions as a violation of the state Constitution's separation of powers. Malloy responded that these workers, whom he described as being among the hardest working and lowest paid, deserved the opportunity to collectively bargain if they wished to do so.
- Trustee and Vice Chair for Education of the Jobs, Education & Workforce Committee, United States Conference of Mayors
- Co-Chair of Small Business/Partner America Task Force, United States Conference of Mayors
- Former Member, Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee
- Former President, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
- Adjunct Professor, the University of Connecticut
- Member, Board of Trustees, Mitchell College, New London, Connecticut
- Member, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition
Personal life 
He and his wife have been married since 1982. Cathy Malloy is the Executive Director of the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education serving lower Fairfield County. The couple has three sons: Ben, Dannel, and Sam.
See also 
- NPR Online Profile
- Hartford Courant report on endorsements for Malloy
- "The New York Times" Lamont Loses Connecticut Primary for Governor
- Siedzik, Jason. "Dan Malloy stands behind the striking employees of Laurel Hill Health Care". The Register Citizen. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- "Irish eyes were smiling at Governor-elect Malloy in Stamford reception". Stamfordplus.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- Lisa Miller (2012-04-19). "Catholic activists pushing politicians to turn tide against the death penalty". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- Halbfinger, David M. (February 15, 2011). "Connecticut Governor, Tackling Budget, Criticizes Christie's Approach". The New York Times. Retrieved February 16, 2011.
- Haigh, Susan (May 30, 2006). "AP Interview: Malloy overcame dyslexia, physical struggles". The Connecticut Post. Associated Press. Retrieved November 14, 2010.
- Hernandez, Raymond (August 11, 2010). "Odds Defied? Malloy Knows the Territory". The New York Times. Retrieved November 14, 2010.
- Malloy bio from Stamford, CT official website
- Stamford safety record
- Lowe, Zach. "Stamford named ninth safest city in U.S." The Advocate (Stamford), 2007-06-20. Retrieved on 2009-02-19
- Morganteen, Jeff (December 2, 2009). "Stamford fire service consolidation part of Malloy's legacy". stamfordadvocate.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
- Pazniokas, Mark. "Stamford Mayor Explores Run For Governor" The Hartford Courant, 2009-02-03. Retrieved on 2009-02-19
- Wright, Chase. "Malloy focuses on governor's seat", The Stamford Times, 2009-02-04.
- "Malloy makes it official: he's running for governor". StamfordAdvocate. 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
- Lamont challenges Malloy
- AP, "Connecticut - Summary Vote Results" Daily Coruant, August 11, 2010. Found at AP website; retrieved August 11, 2010.
- DemFromCT, "CT primary: Malloy beats Lamont, GOP Gov. leans Foley, McMahon wins but under 50%", DailyKos, August 10, 2010; see DailyKos website; retrieved August 11, 2010.
- Ken Dixon, "Foley joins Malloy as primary winner," August 10, 2010. Found at Connecticut Post website; retrieved August 11, 2010
- Q Poll: Blumenthal Up 9 Points; Governor Too Close To Call."Q Poll: Blumenthal Up 9 Points; Governor Too Close To Call" "The Hartford Courant", 2010-11-01. Retrieved on 2010-11-01.
- New York Times coverage of 2010 Connecticut gubernatorial election
- Ken Dixon and Bill Cummings (November 3, 2010). "Malloy declared winner, but Foley fights on". Stamford Advocate. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
- Foley Concedes to Malloy
- "Hartford Rell looks to fix 2011's budget deficit | WTNH.com Connecticut". Wtnh.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- February 17, 2011 (2011-02-17). "Malloy's Budget Pitch: 'Shared Sacrifice' - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "City And Town Aid Escape Malloy's Budget-Cutting - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Malloy may cut municipal aid if unions don't concede - The Hour Publishing Company: Norwalk". Thehour.com. 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- By LeAnne Gendreau (2011-03-09). "Most Disapprove of Malloy: Poll". NBC Connecticut. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- April 24, 2011 (2011-04-24). "Looking For Sequel To Malloy's Budget Show - Hartford Courant". Courant.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17. Text "By Colin McEnroe, To Wit " ignored (help)
- "Bill Status". Cga.ct.gov. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Conn. passes transgender rights bill". The Boston Globe.
- BY Advocate.com Editors (2011-06-07). "Conn Trans Rights Bill a Sure Thing". Advocate.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Connecticut House Passes Transgender Rights Bill; Moves On To Senate « CBS New York". Newyork.cbslocal.com. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- Office of Governor Malloy (2011-09-21). "Governor Malloy: Gov. Malloy Advances Workers' Rights for Personal Care Attendants, Family Child Care Providers". Governor.ct.gov. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- Levin Becker, Arielle (10 November 2011). "GOP hearing challenges Malloy order on home care attendants". CT Mirror. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
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- Governor Dannel P. Malloy official website
- Dan Malloy for Governor official campaign website
- Biography at the National Governors Association
- Biography, interest group ratings, public statements, vetoes and campaign finances at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Campaign contributions at FollowTheMoney.org
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Appearances at the Internet Movie Database
- Collected news and commentary at The New York Times
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
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