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Dannel Malloy, JD Biography

Governor of Connecticut
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“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?