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Connecticut lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Connecticut lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 following a primary election on August 10, 2010.[1] Polling hours are 6:00 am until 8:00 pm on all election days.

After an initial challenge from the GOP, Democrat Nancy Wyman and her running mate, Dan Malloy, were sworn in on January 5, 2011.

Connecticut is one of 6 states that elects a governor and lt. governor on a shared ticket in the general election. However, candidates for lt. governor run separate primary campaigns. Following the primary, Dan Malloy and Nancy Wwman on the Democratic ticket faced Republicans Tom Foley and Mark Boughton.

July 6 was the deadline for filing nominating signatures. Voters had until noon the day before the primary and until close-of-business seven days before the general election to register to vote in the respective elections.

Candidates for statewide office, including the lieutenant governor's seat, competed for party endorsement at assemblies held May 4-25, 2010. To continue on to the primary, a candidate must receive at least 15% of her party's vote and file proof of such with the Secretary of State by 4:00 pm the 14th day after the assembly. For the 2010 cycle, the deadline to file primary petitions was between May 18 and June 8, 2010, depending on the day of the district assembly.

The November Ballot – Who's Made It? Connecticut Lieutenant Governor[2]
Nominee Affiliation
Nancy Wyman, with Dan Malloy Democrat
Mark Boughton, with Tom Foley Republican
Cicero B. Booker, Jr., with Thomas E. Marsh Independent
Nancy Wyman, with Dan Malloy Working Families
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who have since been officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

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




  • Journalist and attorney Mary Messina Glassman was in her sixth term as First Selectman of Simsbury.
  • Nancy Wyman had been Connecticut's State Comptroller for 16 years, after serving three terms in the state House of Representatives.


  • Mark D. Boughton, the mayor of Danbury, is an Army veteran and former State Representative.
  • Lisa Wilson-Foley has started numerous businesses in the medical and physical therapy fields. She was completing doctoral studies at the time of the election.


  • Cicero Booker, running with Tom March, the First Selectman of Chester.

August 10, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Democrat Primary[4]
Candidates Percentage
Mary Messina Glass (D) 36.71%
Green check mark.jpg Nancy Wyman (D) 63.29%
Total votes 174,325
2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary[5]
Candidates Percentage
Lisa Wilson-Foley (R) 47.50%
Green check mark.jpg Mark D. Boughton (R) 43.6%
Total votes 111,239

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