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Susan Bysiewicz

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Susan Bysiewicz (Democrat) is the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. Bysiewicz was elected to the office on November 6, 2018. In addition to running as a Democratic Party candidate, she cross-filed to also run on the Working Families Party line. Bysiewicz originally launched a campaign for governor before switching to the lieutenant governor race in 2018.

Bysiewicz served three terms as the Connecticut Secretary of State from 1999 to 2011. She also represented District 100 in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1993 to 1999.

Bysiewicz considered running for both governor and state attorney general in 2010 but eventually decided against becoming a candidate for either position that year. In 2012, she was a Democratic candidate for one of the state's seats in the U.S. Senate. Bysiewicz was defeated by Christopher S. Murphy in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.

  • Bachelor's degree, Yale University (1983)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Duke University School of Law (1986)

In the midst of her pursuit for a law degree, Bysiewicz wrote Ella: A Biography of Governor Ella Grasso. Gasso was the first woman elected governor of Connecticut in 1984. Following law school, Bysiewicz practiced law in New York as an attorney at Robinson & Cole from 1988 to 1992. She practiced law in Hartford at Aetna Insurance Company from 1992 to 1994.