|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 the Connecticut State Comptroller. He first took office on January 5, 2011. He 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.
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.
Lembo won a second term by defeating Republican Sharon McLaughlin in 2014.
As Comptroller, Lembo is known for his open government efforts. He has 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.
- State of Connecticut. "Information about the Board". Ct.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "ELECTION RESULTS: Kevin Lembo will be first openly gay man to hold statewide office in Connecticut". Registercitizen.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Just The Facts: Kevin Lembo, Michael Jarjura". Articles.courant.com. 2010-08-07. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
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