Dan Malloy was sworn in as the 88th governor of Connecticut on January 5, 2011.
Malloy earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, receiving magna cum laude honors as an undergraduate. He then went on to Boston College Law School, and after passing the bar, worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, New York from 1980-1984. He earned 22 convictions on the 23 felony cases he tried as a Brooklyn prosecutor.
After returning to his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut, he served on the boards of finance and education before being elected as mayor of Stamford in 1995. He held that office for 14 years, and in that time he instituted improvements in transportation, education and crime prevention that helped put Stamford on the Forbes’ list of the country’s top ten most livable cities. As the city’s longest serving mayor, Malloy also brought nearly 5,000 jobs to Stamford.
As governor, he has worked to close the nation’s largest per-capita deficit and stabilize the state’s finances. By spearheading a wide range of economic development initiatives, Malloy has made positive steps both to create and retain thousands of jobs in Connecticut. Most recently, Malloy passed comprehensive education reform legislation that will increase the access to and quality of public education throughout the state in an effort to close the nation’s largest achievement gap.