Nancy Wyman

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Lieutenant Governor
Wed, 04/13/2011 - 14:00
“Most people think, ‘Oh, it’s easy to go out and give a speech.’ It’s not. I get nervous every time.”

Nancy Wyman was elected Lt. Governor of Connecticut in 2010 in one of the narrowest gubernatorial races in the state’s history. Nancy’s commitment to improving quality of health care in Connecticut traces back to her interest in medicine, including her first job as an X-ray technician which she began after graduating from radiological school in 1966.

Nancy served on the Tolland Board of Education from 1979 to 1987, then served the state from 1987 to 1995 as State Representative from the 53rd District, where she was House Chairperson of the Education Committee and Chairperson of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education, and where she was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Connecticut Education Association. She served as Comptroller of the state from 1995 until becoming Lt. Governor in 2011. Nancy is the first female to have served as Connecticut Comptroller, and she is also the first female Democrat to serve as Lt. Governor of the state.

As Comptroller, she received awards for her leadership from numerous groups, including Connecticut State Medical Society, Connecticut Federation of Business & Professional Women, and Connecticut Coalition of Police & Correction Officers.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Nancy resides in Tolland, CT, where she and her husband Michael have lived since 1973.