|Comptroller of Connecticut|
January 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Nancy Wyman|
September 6, 1963 |
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Charter Oak State College
California State University
Kevin P. Lembo is a Democratic elected official, currently the Connecticut State Comptroller, the statewide elected official responsible for finances and spending. He first took office on January 5, 2011.
In 2004, Lembo became Connecticut's first State Healthcare Advocate, and was reconfirmed to the position in 2008. Along with Nancy Wyman, his predecessor in the Comptroller's office, he was co-chair of the state SustiNet healthcare plan.
In 2010, Lembo won the endorsement of the Connecticut Democratic Party at their state convention, and later defeated Michael Jarjura in the August 10, 2010 Democratic primary. In the November 2 general election, he defeated Republican candidate Jack Orchulli. Lembo won a second term by defeating Republican Sharon McLaughlin in 2014.
As Comptroller, Lembo launched several transparency websites and won a political victory when Governor Dannel Malloy signed an Executive Order creating a database of state business tax credits at Lembo's insistence. In 2013, the Council on Freedom of Information awarded Lembo the Bice Clemow Freedom of Information Award in recognition of his commitment to transparency.
Personal life and education
In 2004, Lembo was commissioned as a Kentucky colonel for his work as an advocate for children in foster care. For his work promoting open government, he received the Bice Clemow Award from the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information in 2013.
|Connecticut Comptroller Democratic Primary Election, 2010|
|Connecticut Comptroller Election, 2010|
*Lembo was also listed on the Working Families Party line.
|Connecticut Comptroller Election, 2014|
|Democratic*||Kevin Lembo (inc.)||538,280||52.29|
*Lembo was also listed on the Working Families Party line; McLaughlin was also listed on the Independent Party line.
- State of Connecticut. "Information about the Board". Ct.gov. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
- "ELECTION RESULTS: Kevin Lembo will be first openly gay man to hold statewide office in Connecticut". Registercitizen.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
- "Just The Facts: Kevin Lembo, Michael Jarjura". Articles.courant.com. August 7, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
- "Kevin Lembo biography". Connecticut Office of the State Comptroller. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
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