Lt. Governor's Biography
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, a former x-ray technician, was elected to serve her second term as Connecticut’s 108th Lieutenant Governor. She began a career in public service more than 30 years ago when she successfully sought a seat on the Tolland Board of Education.
After serving for eight years on the Tolland BOE, Wyman was elected to four terms in the State House of Representatives where she was the chair of the Education Committee and held a leadership position on the Appropriations sub-committee on Elementary and Secondary education.
In 1994, she was the first woman ever elected State Comptroller. For 16 years, she advocated on behalf of taxpayers for fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Beginning in 2010 and throughout their first term in office, Lieutenant Governor Wyman has been a true partner to Governor Dannel P. Malloy in the work to bolster statewide economic recovery and build a strong foundation for growth, long-term stability and prosperity.
She chairs the board of the Interagency Council for Ending the Achievement Gap and is the Chair of the Board of Access Health CT, Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace. Created in 2011 to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act, Access Health CT is recognized nationally as one of the best health exchanges in the country, with other states implementing Connecticut’s technology.
One of her highest priorities is the welfare of Connecticut’s military and veterans. In 2007, she spearheaded the effort to establish Connecticut’s Wall of Honor, a tribute at the State Capitol that honors the military men and women who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq. She chairs the Rocky Hill Veterans Home advisory group and works closely with the Connecticut National Guard to support service members and their families.
Lt. Governor Wyman is a longtime supporter of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, and in 2013 was named to the school’s Board of Directors. She is prominent in efforts to raise funds for breast cancer research, has been closely involved with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Kidney Foundation and the American Heart Association.
Lt. Governor Wyman and her husband Michael live in Tolland, along with their two daughters and their husbands, Stacey and Steve Papa and Meryl and Bill Baldwin, and grandchildren Kyle, Taylor, Lindsey, Max and Sydney.