Michael Fedele

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Michael Fedele
Michael Fedele LT. Governor of Connecticut
87th[n 1] Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 5, 2011
Governor Jodi Rell
Preceded by Kevin B. Sullivan
Succeeded by Nancy Wyman
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 147th district
In office
1992–2002
Member of the Stamford Board of Representatives for the 13th District
In office
1987–1991
Personal details
Born (1955-03-30) March 30, 1955 (age 59)
Minturno, Italy
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol Fedele
Profession Businessman

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.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[2]

Education[edit]

Fedele attended Fairfield University and Norwalk State Technical College.

Personal[edit]

Fedele is a native of Minturno, Italy. He has raised three children in his hometown of Stamford with his wife Carol.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dixon, Ken (August 10, 2010). "Foley joins Malloy as primary winner". Connecticut Post. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Boy's Town of Italy

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin B. Sullivan
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Nancy Wyman