The 88th and current governor of Connecticut is Dan Malloy (D). He was first elected in November 2010 and took office on January 5, 2011. He was re-elected on November 4, 2014.
Malloy, before becoming governor, was mayor of Stamford, Conn., from 1995 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as a member of Stamford's Boards of Finance and Education. Before entering politics, he was a prosecutor in Brooklyn, NY, where he served for four years as an assistant district attorney. Malloy is a former trustee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a former president of the Connecticut Council of Municipalities and a former member of the Stamford Cultural Development Organization. He and his wife, Cathy, have three sons.