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Sharon Palmer

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Sharon Palmer
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Connecticut Commissioner of Labor
In office
October 5, 2012 - Present
Years in position 3
PredecessorGlenn Marshall
Base salary$148,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedAugust 29, 2012
Appointed byGovernor Dan Malloy
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. Joseph's College
Master'sEastern Connecticut State University
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Sharon Palmer is the current Connecticut Commissioner of Labor. She was appointed to this position by Governor Dan Malloy on August 29, 2012, following the resignation of Glenn Marshall.[1][2] She took office on October 5, 2012.[3][4] Palmer was reappointed by Malloy in December 2014.[5]


Palmer grew up in East Hampton.[6]

Prior to her appointment, Palmer was serving as the President of AFT Connecticut, an AFL-CIO union.[6] Palmer has more than 20 years of classroom experience as a public school teacher, primarily in the Waterford Public School System.[6] Palmer served on the Waterford Representative Town Meeting for 19 years. She stepped down from serving on the State Treasurers’ Investment Advisory Board prior to her appointment.[6]


  • St. Joseph’s College, B.A.
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, M.A.[6]

Political career

Commissioner of Labor 2012-Present

She was appointed to this position by Governor Dan Malloy on August 29, 2012, following the resignation of Glenn Marshall.[7][2][8]


2012, 2014

Palmer was named Connecticut Labor Commissioner by Gov. Malloy on August 29, 2012, and assumed office in October.[4] Malloy reappointed Palmer in December 2014.[5]

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Preceded by
Glenn Marshall
Connecticut Commissioner of Labor
Succeeded by