Nancy Wyman

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Nancy Wyman
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Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2019
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMichael Fedele (R)
Compensation
Base salary$110,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Campaign $$2,063,445
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Connecticut Comptroller
1994 - 2010
Connecticut House of Representatives
1987 - 1995
Personal
Place of birthTolland, Connecticut
ProfessionX-Ray technician
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Nancy Wyman (b. Tolland, Connecticut) is the 88th and current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. She has served in this position since January 5, 2011. She was first elected in 2010 on a ticket with Governor Dan Malloy (D).[1] Malloy and Wyman narrowly defeated the Republican ticket of Tom Foley and Mark D. Boughton in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

As lieutenant governor, Wyman is the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Connecticut. She serves as President of the Senate, has the right to debate in the committee of the whole and is also able to cast a tie-breaking vote. In the wake of Obamacare's enactment, Wyman became the first Connecticut lieutenant governor to take on the additional responsibility of chairing the board of directors of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.[1]

In 1994, Wyman was the first woman in Connecticut history elected to the office of state comptroller.[1] She was re-elected three times subsequently, retiring after 16 years to assume her current role as lieutenant governor. Before joining the state's executive branch, Wyman served as a state representative from 1987 to 1995. She is also a former member of the Tolland Board of Education.[3] In addition to her work in politics and public service, Wyman has professional experience as an x-ray technician.[1]

Wyman ran successfully for re-election in 2014 on a ticket with Gov. Dan Malloy (D), who was also her running mate in 2010.[4][5] Wyman was uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 12, 2014. She and Malloy faced two sets of challengers in the November 4 general election.[6][7]

Biography

Wyman is an x-ray technician by trade. Before entering the state legislature in 1987, she was a member of the Tolland Board of Education for eight years.[3]

Her involvement in community service and other public serving organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Kidney Foundation and the American Heart Association have shaped much of Wyman's life prior to, and during, her political career.

Wyman's past efforts to bring heath care to children around Connecticut contributed to the HUSKY health plan. This plan, according to her office bio, is still an "important source of medical care for more than 250,000 Connecticut children."[1]

Political career

Lieutenant Governor (2011-present)

Wyman was first elected on November 2, 2010, running on the Democratic ticket with Gov. Dan Malloy.[3] She was re-elected with Malloy in 2014.

Comptroller (1994-2010)

Wyman served as Connecticut Comptroller from 1994-2010.[3][8]

Connecticut House of Representatives (1987-1995)

Wyman served as a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987-1995.[3]

Tolland Board of Education (1979-1987)

Wyman served on the Tolland Board of Education from 1979-1987.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Wyman ran for re-election as Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in 2014.[6] Wyman was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 12, 2014. Wyman, on a ticket with Democratic incumbent Governor Dan Malloy, were also backed the Working Families Party for the general election; They faced the Republican/Independent ticket of Tom Foley and Heather Somers and unaffiliated ticket of Joe Visconti and Chester Harris. Nancy Wyman won the general election on November 4, 2014.

Results

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Malloy/Nancy Wyman Incumbent 50.7% 554,314
     Republican Tom Foley/Heather Somers 48.2% 526,295
     Independent Joe Visconti/Chester Harris 1% 11,456
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 708
Total Votes 1,092,773
Election Results via Connecticut Secretary of State.

Race background

Incumbent Nancy Wyman (D) was first elected in 2010 and sought re-election in 2014 alongside current Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy. Wyman and Malloy were uncontested in their respective primaries on August 12 and will run together for the second cycle in a row in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

The outcome of the August 12 Republican primary for Connecticut Lieutenant Governor remained unknown until Wednesday afternoon after election day, when state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi conceded the tight race to Groton Town Council Member and former-Mayor Heather Somers.[9][10][11] With 100 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results provided by the Connecticut Secretary of State showed Somers edging out Bacchiochi by a razor-sharp margin of about 780 votes. Although not a factor in the suspenseful head-to-head finale, third place finisher David Walker took a respectable 32 percent of the vote, roughly 1,000 votes behind Bacchiochi.[12]

Under Connecticut election law, an automatic recount is triggered if the margin separating the highest vote-getters falls within one-half a percentage point of the total number of ballots cast; for Somers and Bacchiochi, that meant a difference of 1,000 votes. Bacchiochi rejected the ordering of a recount, however, believing it would only waste time.[9] Delegates of the Connecticut Republican Party voted to back Bacchiochi for lieutenant governor at their convention in May, so Somers' victory was a modest upset.[13][14]

Somers will go on to share the ticket with GOP gubernatorial nominee Tom Foley in the general election battle against Democratic incumbents Gov. Dan Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and unaffiliated ticket of Joe Visconti and Chester Harris.[15]


2010

See also: Connecticut lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Wyman won election as Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in 2010. She defeated Mark D. Boughton (R) and Cicero B. Booker, Jr. (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[16]

Governor, Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Malloy & Nancy Wyman 51.2% 587,182
     Republican Tom Foley & Mark Boughton 47.2% 540,970
     Independent Thomas E. Marsh & Cicero B. Booker, Jr. 1.5% 17,629
Total Votes 1,145,781

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wyman is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Wyman raised a total of $2,063,445 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[17]

Nancy Wyman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut Won $430,176
2008 Connecticut Comptroller Not up for election $675
2006 Connecticut Comptroller Won $469,285
2004 Connecticut Comptroller Not up for election $1,043
2002 Connecticut Comptroller Won $748,035
1998 Connecticut Comptroller Won $414,231
Grand Total Raised $2,063,445

2002-2010

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Personal

Wyman and her husband, Michael, live in Tolland. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.[19]

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See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nancy Wyman - Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Connecticut Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed January 8, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Project Vote Smart, "Biography" accessed October 2, 2012
  4. Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "Candidate Committee Registration Statement," April 7, 2014
  5. Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "Candidate Registration List for Election Year 2014," accessed April 28, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 Connecticut News Junkie, "Malloy Makes Re-election Bid Official," March 28, 2014
  7. Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, accessed January 23, 2013
  8. Office of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman Facebook Page, "Info" accessed October 2, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 wfsb.com, "Bacchiochi concedes GOP race for lt. governor to Somers," August 13, 2014
  10. The Associated Press, "Connecticut - Summary Vote Results," August 13, 2014
  11. NBC Connecticut, "Race results: Connecticut Primary Election," August 13, 2014
  12. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote," accessed August 13, 2014
  13. ctpost.com, "Lieutenant governor GOP primary too close to call," August 12, 2014
  14. The Hartford Courant, "Lieutenant Governor Primary Still Too Close To Call," August 13, 2014
  15. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate List, 2014 General Election," accessed October 13, 2014
  16. Connecticut Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed January 8, 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "Career financing for Nancy Wyman," accessed July 8, 2013
  18. Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
  19. Connecticut Office of the Lieutenant Governor, "Bio," accessed January 16, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Fedele (R)
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
2011-present
Succeeded by
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