Peter Lumaj

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Peter Lumaj
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Former candidate for
Connecticut Secretary of State
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCity University of New York (CUNY)
J.D.Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Place of birthAlbania
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Peter Lumaj was a Republican candidate for Connecticut Secretary of State in the 2014 elections. Peter Lumaj lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Connecticut.


Lumaj was born and raised in Communist Albania.[1]

Lumaj is an attorney-at-law.[1] Other position Lumaj has held include fraud investigator, porter and a doorman.[1]


  • City University of New York (CUNY), Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law[1]



See also: Connecticut secretary of state election, 2014

Lumaj ran for election to the office of Connecticut Secretary of State. Lumaj won the Republican nomination in the primary but lost to Democratic incumbent Denise Merrill in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]


Secretary of State of Connecticut, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Merrill Incumbent 51% 533,543
     Republican Peter Lumaj 46.7% 489,515
     Green Mike DeRosa 2.3% 24,038
Total Votes 1,047,096
Election Results via Connecticut Secretary of State.


See also: United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012

Lumaj ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Connecticut. Lumaj sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[3] The Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 12, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012.


Lumaj is married to Ermelinda, and they have three children: Frank, Amy and Larisa.[4]

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