Dan Malloy has served in state and local government for more than 20 years, first elected as the mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, in 1995 and as governor of Connecticut in 2010. In a lifetime of public service dedicated to helping families, he oversaw a major reduction in crime in Stamford, fought to raise the minimum wage, and made major investments in education. Cultivating a strong climate of research and development has remained high on his priorities list. As governor, Dan proudly signed what some have called the most comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation in the country. He has pursued a comprehensive economic development strategy, ensuring that Connecticut continues to grow jobs and is able to compete at any level. As a young man, Dan overcame learning and physical disabilities, eventually gaining the skills he needed graduate from Boston College and Boston College Law School. He is married to his college sweetheart, Cathy, and lives in Connecticut with her and their three sons.