Ned Lamont Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career
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Ned Lamont Biography
|Spouse||Ann Huntress (m. 1983)|
|Education||Harvard University (BA)
Yale University (MBA)
|Country / Nationality||United States|
|State / Province||Connecticut|
|Net Worth||$ 400 Million|
Edward Miner Lamont Jr. is an American businessman and politician who has served as Connecticut's 89th governor since January 9, 2019. He was a Greenwich selectman from 1987 to 1989 and a member of the Democratic Party. He ran for the United States Senate in 2006, defeating incumbent Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary but losing the election to Lieberman, who ran as a third-party candidate.
Lamont ran for governor in 2010, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by Dannel Malloy, the former mayor of Stamford, who went on to win the general election. In 2018, Lamont ran again, winning the Democratic nomination and defeating Republican Bob Stefanowski in the election.
The Lamont Gallery on the Phillips Exeter Academy campus, as well as the Lamont Library at Harvard University, are both named after him and his family.
Ned Lamont Net Worth
Ned Lamont Net Worth is $ 400 Million in 2022.
Ned Lamont Family, Parents
Lamont was born in Washington, D.C., on January 3, 1954, to Camille Helene and Edward Miner Lamont. His mother was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to parents from the mainland of the United States, and later worked as a staffer for Senator Estes Kefauver. His father, an economist, worked on the Marshall Plan before joining the Nixon administration's Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is the great-grandson of former J. P. Morgan & Co. chair Thomas W. Lamont and the grand-nephew of former ACLU director Corliss Lamont. He is a distant relative of colonial diarist Thomas Minor, from whom he gets his name.
When Lamont was seven years old, his family relocated to Laurel Hollow on Long Island. He and his sisters attended East Woods School as the eldest of three children. He later attended Phillips Exeter Academy and was president of The Exonian, a scholar newspaper. He received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Harvard College in 1976 and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management in 1980 after graduating from Phillips Exeter in 1972.
Ned Lamont Wife, Children
Lamont married Ann Huntress, a venture capitalist and managing partner at Oak Investment Partners, on September 10, 1983. Emily, Lindsay, and Teddy are their three children. He lives in Greenwich with his family and has a vacation home in North Haven, Maine.
Ned Lamont Career and Achievement
Lamont took over as editor of the Black River Tribune, a small weekly newspaper in Ludlow, Vermont, in 1977. He collaborated with journalists Jane Mayer and Alex Beam during his time there. He entered the cable television industry after graduating from Yale, managing Cablevision's startup operation in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He founded Campus Televideo, a company that provides cable and satellite services to college campuses across the country, in 1984. Later, he was the chairman of Lamont Digital Systems, a telecommunications company that invests in new media startups. Prior to its acquisition by Apogee on September 3, 2015, Campus Televideo was the company's largest division.
Lamont has been a trustee for the Conservation Services Group, Mercy Corps, the Rockwell Museum, the YMCA, and thus the Young Presidents Organization. He has also served on the Yale School of Management and thus the Brookings Institution's advisory boards.
Early Political Career
Lamont was first elected as a selectman in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1987, and served one term. In 1990, he ran for the state senate against Republican William Nickerson and incumbent Emil "Bennie" Benvenuto (who had switched his party affiliation from Republican to A Connecticut Party). Lamont finished third in the three-way race won by Nickerson. Lamont later chaired the State Investment Advisory Council, which oversees state pension fund investments, and served three terms on the Greenwich town finance board.
2006 U.S. Senate Election
Lamont announced his candidacy for the United States Senate against incumbent Joe Lieberman on March 13, 2006.
Lamont debated Lieberman on television on July 6, covering topics such as the Iraq War, energy policy, and immigration. Throughout the speech, Lieberman claimed he was being tested on the war, insisted he was a "bread-and-butter Democrat," and repeatedly asked, "Who is Ned Lamont?" Lieberman then asked Lamont to release his tax returns, which he later did.
Lamont emphasized Lieberman's Republican support, telling him, "If you will not challenge President Bush and his failed agenda, I will." He chastised Lieberman for supporting the Energy Policy Act of 2005, dubbed the "Bush-Cheney-Lieberman energy bill." In response to the claim that he supported Republican policies, Lieberman stated that he voted 90% of the time with Senate Democrats. Lamont claimed that the three-term incumbent lacked the courage to question the Bush administration on the Iraq War. He also chastised Lieberman for advocating for federal intervention in the Terri Schiavo case.
On July 30, the editorial board of the New York Times endorsed Lamont. The Sunday Times reported on the same day that Clinton warned Lieberman not to run as an independent if he lost the first election to Lamont. Lamont pledged to refuse lobbyist money during the election and raised more than $12.7 million for his own campaign.
Lamont received 52% of the vote in the first round (this was the sole senate campaign in 2006 where an incumbent lost re-nomination). Lieberman announced in his concession speech that he would run as an independent if he lost the first election. Lieberman won the overall election with nearly 50% of the vote, running under the Connecticut banner (exit polls showed Lieberman winning 33% of Democrats, 54% of independents, and 70% of Republicans). Blog Wars, a Sundance Channel documentary, examined the impact of political blogging on the election.
While some Research 2000 polls commissioned by the Daily Kos in 2007 and 2008 found him winning a Senate rematch with Lieberman by increasing margins, Lamont said he is not considering another Senate campaign.
2008 Presidential Campaign Activity
Lamont initially backed Chris Dodds' presidential bid. After Dodd dropped out of the race, Lamont joined Barack Obama's presidential campaign as a state co-chair. Obama's victory in the Connecticut Democratic primary was attributed to Lamont's ability to mobilize the voter base he had established during his Senate campaign. He pledged his support to Obama as a state delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in March 2008.
Lamont volunteered at Harding High School in Bridgeport prior to the 2006 election, where he focused on teaching entrepreneurship and coordinating internships with local businesses. Following his election, he taught at the Harvard Institute of Politics and, later, the Yale School of Management. He later became an adjunct professor and chair of the Humanities and Sciences Public Policy Committee at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where he was named Distinguished Professor of Politics and Philosophy. He taught multiple classes at CCSU and founded a business startup competition during his time there. In 2019, he delivered his first commencement speech as governor at CCSU.
Governor of Connecticut (2019–Present)
Lamont declared his candidacy for governor of Connecticut on February 16, 2010. Dannel Malloy, the former mayor of Stamford, defeated him at the state Democratic convention on May 22 with 1,232 votes (68%) to Lamont's 582 (32%). Lamont was eligible to appear on the first election ballot because he received more than 15% of the vote. On August 10, he was defeated in the first round by Malloy, who received 43% of the vote. Within the election, Malloy defeated Republican candidate Thomas C. Foley.
On January 17, 2018, Lamont declared his candidacy to succeed Malloy, who did not seek re-election to a third term. At the state convention, he received the party's endorsement and chose former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz as his campaign manager. Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim gathered enough signatures to appear on the Democratic primary ballot despite falling short of the 15% threshold.
Despite the challenge, Lamont won the first election by over 130,000 votes (62.4%). On November 6, he faced Republican Bob Stefanowski and independent Oz Griebel in the election. Greibel conceded the election later that night, and Stefanowski conceded the next morning.
On January 9, 2019, Lamont was sworn in as Connecticut's 89th governor, succeeding Dannel Malloy. Implementing electronic tolls on state highways, taxing online streaming services, restoring the land tax credit, legalizing marijuana for recreational use, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, instituting paid family and medical leave, renegotiating contracts with public-sector unions, and legalizing sports betting are among his top priorities. His proposal to implement electronic tolling on state highways has been met with opposition from residents and fellow Democrats in the General Assembly.
Lamont has also prioritized rail infrastructure investments, proposing shorter travel times between cities through the upgrade of rail lines, as well as extending the Danbury Branch to New Milford and re-electrifying the road.
Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was named co-director of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) in February 2019, a public-private partnership with the Department of Economic and Community Development tasked with revamping the state's economic development strategy. CERC rebranded as AdvanceCT a year later.
Lamont issued his first executive order in April 2019, directing state office buildings and vehicle fleets to become more energy-efficient as part of an expanded "Lead By Example Sustainability Initiative." The initiative aims to reduce the carbon footprint as well as the cost of government operations. On May 29, he signed legislation raising the state wage to $11 an hour in October of that year, and to $15 an hour by 2023.
On June 3, he signed three regulatory bills, including Ethans Law, which requires the safe storage of firearms in households where children are present, prohibits ghost guns, and prohibits the storage of unlocked firearms in unattended vehicles. In the same month, he signed legislation outlawing gay panic defense in Connecticut.
Following the 2019 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crash, which resulted in seven deaths and six injuries, Lamont joined Senator Richard Blumenthal in expressing condolences to the families affected and assuring them that the NTSB would conduct a thorough investigation. Later, he met with the first responders to thank them for their service.
In July 2020, Lamont signed a sweeping police reform bill into law that requires all cops to wear body cameras, prohibits maneuvers like chokeholds, establishes a statewide watchdog for police misconduct, limits police departments' ability to withhold disciplinary records, and holds individual officers liable in civil lawsuits.
In June 2021, Lamont signed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults and establishing the legal framework for retailers. Connecticut is the nineteenth state to end cannabis prohibition.
Lamont received consistently low approval ratings during his first year as governor. Since his election, Morning Consult has ranked him among the ten least popular governors on a quarterly basis. In a half-moon poll conducted in 2019, he was ranked the fourth most unpopular governor in the country, with a 51% disapproval rating and a 32% approval rating.
He has received higher approval ratings since the COVID-19 pandemic. Lamont received a 65% approval rating and a 26% disapproval rating in a May 2020 Quinnipiac poll, with a 78% approval rating for his handling of the pandemic. A Sacred Heart University poll conducted in October 2020 found his overall approval rating to be 53%, with 71% approving of his handling of the pandemic.
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