Alex Knopp

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Alex Knopp
38th Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
In office
2001–2005
Preceded by Frank J. Esposito
Succeeded by Richard A. Moccia
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 137th district
In office
1993–2001
Preceded by Sally Bolster (Redistricted)
Succeeded by Bob Duff
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 139th district
In office
1987–1993
Preceded by Jacob Rudolf
Succeeded by Kevin Ryan (Redistricted)
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 69–70)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bette Bono
Children Jessie, Andrew
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut
Alma mater

Wesleyan University (B.A. 1969)

George Washington University Law School (J.D 1981)

Alex A. Knopp (born ca. 1947), a Democrat, is a former two-term mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served from 2001 to 2005.[1] He was defeated for re-election on November 8, 2005 by Republican Richard A. Moccia.[2]

Prior to serving as mayor, he served eight terms as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, first representing the 139th District for three terms from 1987 to 1993 and then due to redistricting, representing the 137th District for four more terms from 1993 to 2001.

He served two terms as Norwalk Councilman-at-Large from 1983 to 1987. Since 2008, Knopp has been serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale University.[3] Since 2006, he has also been a Visiting Clinical Lecturer at Yale Law School.[4]

Knopp is the son of Burton Knopp and Fay Honey Irving of Westport.[5] Knopp received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1969, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1981, graduating as the valedictorian of his class.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of mayors of Norwalk, 1913 – present" (PDF).  Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  2. ^ "Elections for Mayor or First Selectman in Connecticut - Tuesday, November 8, 2005" (PDF).  Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  3. ^ [1] Archived December 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Alex A. Knopp | Yale Law School". Law.yale.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Burton Knopp, 93 - WestportNow.com - Westport, Connecticut". WestportNow.com. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Debate: Alex Knopp and Randall Avery - Norwalk Plus calendar". Norwalkplus.com. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank J. Esposito
Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
2001-05
Succeeded by
Richard A. Moccia
Preceded by
Sally Bolster
(Redistricted)
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 137th district
1993–2001
Succeeded by
Bob Duff
Preceded by
Jacob Rudolf
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 139th district
1987–1993
Succeeded by
Kevin Ryan
(Redistricted)