Richard A. Moccia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Richard A. Moccia
Richard Moccia.xcf
39th Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
In office
Preceded by Alex Knopp
Succeeded by Harry Rilling
Personal details
Born 1942/1943 (age 73–74)[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Barbara Moccia
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut
Alma mater

Norwalk Community College (A.A.)
Sacred Heart University (A.A., Paralegal studies)

Marywood University (B.S., Business Administration)

Richard A. "Dick" Moccia is the former mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut. He is a Republican, and was elected in 2005 and served four terms prior to his 2013 Mayoral Election loss to Harry Rilling.[2] Moccia defeated incumbent mayor Alex Knopp by fewer than 200 votes in 2005.

Educational background[edit]

Moccia has an AA Degree in Liberal Arts from Norwalk Community College, an AA Degree in Paralegal Studies from Sacred Heart University and a Degree in Business Administration from Marywood College.[2]

Political career[edit]

Moccia has served as a member of the Norwalk Common Council, the Fire Commission, the Fair Rent Commission, and the Redistricting Committee. He is a former Constable, City Sheriff and Connecticut State Marshal.[2]

Mayoral administration[edit]

Mayor Moccia is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino.[3]


Political offices
Preceded by
Alex Knopp
Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
Succeeded by
Harry Rilling