Michael Fedele

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Michael Fedele
Former Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Retired officeholder
In office
January 3, 2007-January 5, 2011
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2007
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFairfield University (1980)
OtherNorwalk State Technical College
Date of birthMarch 30, 1955
Place of birthMinturno, Italy
Office website
Michael Fedele (born March 30, 1955 in Minturno, Italy) is an Italian-American Republican politician and the former Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. Fedele, who was sworn in on January 3, 2007, was the 87th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. In that role, he also served as President of the Connecticut State Senate.


Fedele graduated from Fairfield University in 1980 and Norwalk State Technical College. Fedele is a native of Minturno, Italy.

He founded and operated the Pinnacle Group, an IT firm in Connecticut.

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (2007-2011)

Fedele was the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 2007 until 2011. In his capacity as lieutenant governor, Fedele served as President of the Connecticut State Senate.

Fedele ran for Governor of Connecticut in the 2010 gubernatorial election rather than seek a second term as lt. governor. Mary Jodi Rell, who was the incumbent at the time, said that she would support him over other Republicans, should he run.[1] He was, however, unsuccessful in his bid for the GOP nomination.

State House (1992-2002)

Fedele represented Stamford's 147th District in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1992 until 2002. He ran unsuccessfully for the Connecticut Senate that year, losing narrowly to Democrat Andrew J. McDonald.



See also: Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2014

Fedele is considered a potential Republican candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 2014.[2]


Fedele ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Connecticut in 2010, losing in the Republican primary.


Fedele was elected Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut.


Fedele ran unsuccessfully for the Connecticut Senate in 2002, losing narrowly to Democrat Andrew J. McDonald.


Fedele and his wife, Carol, have raised three children together.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin B. Sullivan
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Nancy Wyman