Former Lt. Governor Michael Fedele will formally announce his campaign for Mayor of Stamford at an official campaign kick-off event on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
The kick-off event will be held in the Front Lobby of the University of Connecticut – Downtown Stamford, 1 University Plaza, Stamford, Connecticut 06901. Fedele will be joined at the kick-off event by neighboring chief elected officials including Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tessi, First Selectman Jamie Stevenson of, Mayor Dick Moccia of Norwalk, Rob Mallozzi of, Mayor Mark Boughton of Danbury, and Stamford's outgoing Mayor Michael Pavia.
Fedele filed the necessary paperwork with the Stamford City Clerk to declare his candidacy on February 25th.
“Stamford has been my home since I immigrated to America with my parents when I was three years old, 55 years ago,” Fedele said. “Stamford was a place of unlimited opportunity then, and it remains one of the Northeast’s most vibrant and successful cities.”
“I have the commitment, the experience and the vision to lead Stamford to its very best days,” Fedele said. “I was able to achieve success with the opportunities our community provided to me and I am running for Mayor to make sure those same opportunities will still be here for our children and grandchildren.”
Michael Fedele served as Connecticut’s 107th Lieutenant Governor from 2007 to 2011 where he presided over the State Senate. He is the founder and CEO of the Stamford-based Pinnacle Group, a nationwide IT firm. His 25 years of public service began as a member of Stamford's Board of Representatives from the 13th District (1987–1991). He represented Stamford's 147th District as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1992 until 2002.