Nancy DiNardo, who served ten years as the Connecticut Democrats first woman chair, was unanimously re-elected the post by an on-line meeting of the 72-member Democratic State Central Committee tonight.
At the same meeting, Nancy Wyman, former Lieutenant Governor, who has served as Chair since January 2019, was also unanimously approved to take over DiNardo’s role on the Democratic National Committee.
“I’m honored to take over leadership of the state party again. With everything happening in our country and the colossal lack of leadership at the White House, this truly will be the most important election of our lifetimes,” DiNardo said. “We are facing many challenges as we protect the health and safety of voters, but we will find new and creative ways to organize and mobilize. I’m ready to get to work.”
DiNardo led the state party through two winning Presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. She has served as the state’s DNC member since 2016.
Wyman will step into a role DiNardo has held on the DNC, providing input into the national Democratic platform and the party’s national campaign efforts.
“Stepping back from day-to-day work is an adjustment after a long career in Connecticut politics,” Wyman said. “But being able to stay involved on the DNC, and knowing that the state party is in the very best of hands makes this change the right one.”
Wyman served four terms as State Comptroller before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010. Before that she was a member of the state House of Representatives and served on her local school board.