Democrat Edward Miner "Ned" Lamont, Jr. was sworn in January 9, 2019 as the 89th governor of Connecticut.
Lamont's involvement in public service began shortly after college, founding a weekly newspaper in a small town. He later served on both the Greenwich Board of Selectmen and the Board of Estimate and Taxation, and chaired the State Investment Advisory Council, overseeing the multibillion-dollar state pension fund.
He ran for U.S. Senate in 2006, winning the Democratic primary against incumbent Joe Lieberman before losing to Lieberman in the general election. He also ran for governor in 2010, losing the Democratic primary to Dannel Malloy.
Lamont launched a telecommunications business in the early 1980s, growing the company to serve over 400 of America's largest college campuses and one million college students across the nation.
He has served as a volunteer teacher at Bridgeport's Harding High School and was an adjunct professor of political science and philosophy Central Connecticut State University. He also served on the boards of Mercy Corps and the Conservation Services Group.
Lamont was born on January 3, 1954, in Washington, D.C. The eldest of three children, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and earned a bachelor's in sociology from Harvard College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
He married his wife Annie Huntress in 1983. They have three children: Emily, Lindsay, and Teddy.