(I)NTERVIEW: Dan Malloy
A former Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, Dan Malloy returned home in 1995 to run or Mayor of Stamford, CT. After winning a landslide victory, he served for 14 years- the city's longest serving mayor.
Stamford was revitalized under Dan's leadership.
In a state that has struggled to create employment opportunities, Malloy brought nearly 5,000 new jobs to Stamford.
While Connecticut continues to lose residents he was able to attract 12,000 new people to the city.
His administration reduced crime by 63%, consistently earning Stamford the label of one of the 'Top 10 safest cities in the U.S' by the FBI. He implemented the first citywide pre-school program, ensuring that all 4-year-old children have access to pre-K regardless of their economic circumstances. His administration also built thousands of units of affordable housing, championed clean energy, and made dramatic improvements to Stamford's transportation infrastructure.
In 2006, Dan ran for Governor and was the Democratic Party's endorsed candidate. He is running again in 2010 for the same position.
Born and raised in Stamford, CT, Dan is the youngest of 8 siblings. He currently lives in Stamford with his wife, Cathy, and their three sons; Dannel, Ben, and Sam.
- Bio courtesy of DanMalloy.com