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Dannel Malloy, JD Biography

Governor of Connecticut
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"

“Well, you know, the word citizen is largely used to describe individuals who have the full set of rights which would include service on a jury, the ability to vote, the ability to collect Social Security. I consider everyone who lives in the State of Connecticut to be a resident of the State of Connecticut. And because they’re a resident, they should have all of the rights and privileges that run with being a resident.

Now, they may not include all the rights and privileges of being a citizen, but there’s no difference, when it comes to the rights as a resident, whether it’s access to a beach or a library, or ability to call on a police department to investigate a crime. During the 14 years that I was mayor, I had a great relationship with the immigrant community, undocumented, documented, visiting, didn’t make any difference to me. We have to provide services.”

Law Offices of Gabriela Riza, “Tribuna Exclusive: Gov. Dan Malloy on Immigrant Issues,”, Sep. 16, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairman, Democratic Governors Association, 2015-present
  • Governor, Connecticut, Jan. 5, 2011-present
  • Recipient, John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, 2016
  • Trustee and Vice Chair, Education of the Jobs, Education & Workforce Committee, United States Conference of Mayors
  • Co-Chair, Small Business/Partner America Task Force, United States Conference of Mayors
  • Former Member, Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee
  • Former President, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
  • Adjunct Professor, the University of Connecticut
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Mitchell College, New London, Connecticut
  • Member, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition
  • Mayor, Stamford, CT, Dec. 1, 1995-Dec. 1, 2009
  • Member, Stamford Board of Finance
  • Partner, Abate and Fox law firm, 1984-1995
  • Assistant District Attorney, Brooklyn, NY, 1980-1984
  • JD, Boston College Law School, 1980
  • Graduated, magna cum laude, Boston College, 1977
  • Twitter handle: @GovMalloyOffice
  • Born July 21, 1955
  • Youngest of eight children
  • His wife, Cathy, is the CEO of the Greater Hartford Arts Council
  • He and Cathy have three sons
Quoted in:
  1. Should States Issue Driver’s Licenses to Immigrants in the United States Illegally?