Nancy Wyman entered public service because she wanted a say in the education of her two young daughters, Stacey and Meryl, who were enrolled in public school in Tolland, where she and her husband, Michael still live. She never thought that she would run for office, but she quickly learned that it was the best way to create change in her community. Today, she plays a different role for her daughters and their families as a proud and active grandmother to her grandchildren – Kyle, Taylor, Lindsey, Max, and Sydney.
Early in her career, Nancy Wyman broke down barriers by becoming an X-ray technician at a time when the field was dominated by men. Ever since, she has been fighting to help others break down barriers and is a tireless advocate for the values of middle-class families. After serving eight years on the Tolland Board of Education, she continued her advocacy in the state legislature representing the 53rd District. She co-chaired the Education Committee and continuously fought for critical classroom resources for our students and teachers. In 1994, she became the first woman to be elected State Comptroller and served in that position for 16 years. As State Comptroller, she advocated for Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and fought for a new state of the art accounting system that supports fiscal transparency in state government. Nancy Wyman has always been a strong advocate for ensuring Connecticut has funds in the Rainy Day Fund and that all levels of government are held accountable for the fiscal responsibility of the state.
Nancy Wyman became the 108th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut after she and Dan Malloy won the November 2010 election. Together, Nancy Wyman and Dan Malloy have worked tirelessly to lead Connecticut out of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, through times of unfathomable tragedy and rebuilding after major storms. Nancy Wyman and Dan Malloy understand that all the people of our great state come first in overcoming all of these obstacles. Nancy also understands that the success of our state is directly tied to the success of all of our children, all of our families and all of our communities. Thanks to her leadership as the Chair of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, Connecticut has become the national leader in implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Access Health CT more than doubled its enrollment goal by signing up nearly 256,000 residents for quality, affordable health care. Connecticut’s leadership under our Lieutenant Governor has been noticed. Maryland and Nevada are seeking to use the program developed in Connecticut for their implementation of health care reform.
Nancy Wyman is focused on securing our economic future and closing the gender wage gap. At the helm of the Gender Wage Gap Task Force, she’s held conversations with groups of women across the state to understand their concerns and interests, to work towards ending gender pay disparity in Connecticut.
Nancy Wyman fights day in and day out for Connecticut’s military service members. Whether it’s helping veterans transition back into the workforce, executing Connecticut’s plan to end homelessness among veterans or honoring returning soldiers, Nancy Wyman is there every step of the way.
In partnership with Dan Malloy, she is working to move Connecticut toward universal access to pre-K by 2019, making higher education more affordable for families, creating more good paying jobs and protecting our seniors.
Family is the guiding compass for Nancy Wyman. Whether it is her immediate family or her extended family, which is the entire state of Connecticut, Nancy Wyman always has the time to hear a story, answer a question or find a solution to a problem.
Connecticut has come a long way in the last three and a half years, but she knows that the job is not yet done. Nancy Wyman is committed to finishing the work she and Dan Malloy started in 2011.