|Michael Fedele LT. Governor of Connecticut|
|87th[n 1] Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut|
January 3, 2007 – January 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Kevin B. Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||Nancy Wyman|
March 30, 1955 |
Michael Fedele (born March 30, 1955, in Minturno, Italy) is an Italian-American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 107th[n 1] Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 2007 to 2011.
Following the decision on November 9, 2009 by incumbent Governor M. Jodi Rell not to seek re-election, Fedele announced his candidacy to seek the office of Governor in the 2010 Connecticut gubernatorial election. He was a candidate in the party's primary contest, but narrowly lost the nomination on August 10 to Tom Foley.
Fedele is the founder and CEO of Stamford-based Pinnacle Group, a nationwide IT firm. Fedele started his public service as a member of Stamford's Board of Representatives, serving the city's 13th District from 1987–1991. Fedele represented Stamford's 147th District in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1992 until 2002. He ran for the Connecticut Senate that year, losing to Democrat Andrew J. McDonald. On January 3, 2007, Fedele was sworn in as Connecticut's 107th Lieutenant Governor, serving with Governor Rell.
In 2009, Fedele received the Prescott Bush Award, the highest honor that the Connecticut Republican Party awards to a member of the Party. Boy's Town of Italy also honored Fedele with their 2009 Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Fedele is a native of Minturno, Italy. He has raised three children in his hometown of Stamford with his wife Carol.
- The State of Connecticut recognizes Michael Fedele as the 107th Lieutenant Governor, using a standard that had counted Colonial period lieutenants as well as counting lieutenants who had served multiple times as only one individual figure. Fedele is considered the 87th Lieutenant Governor to serve since the formation of the nation in 1776.
Kevin B. Sullivan
|Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut