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Denise Merrill

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Governor  Dan Malloy
Website  Government website
Preceded by  Susan Bysiewicz
Name  Denise Merrill
Preceded by  Jonathan Pelto
Political party  Democratic Party
Succeeded by  Gregory Haddad

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Born  October 8, 1948 (age 67) San Mateo, California, U.S. (1948-10-08)
Alma mater  University of Connecticut, Storrs University of Connecticut, Hartford
Role  Secretary of the State of Connecticut
Office  Secretary of the State of Connecticut since 2011
Children  Nicole Merrill, Alexander Merrill, Nathaniel Merrill
Education  University of Connecticut School of Law, University of Connecticut
Similar People  Nancy Wyman, George Jepsen, Denise L Nappier, Dannel Malloy, Susan Bysiewicz

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Denise W. Merrill (born October 8, 1948) is a Democratic politician and the current Connecticut Secretary of the State. Merrill was previously a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives.


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Merrill graduated from the University of Connecticut.

State House

Merrill was first elected to office in 1994 and served as the House Majority Leader after being elected to that position prior to the 2009 legislative session and until becoming Secretary of the State. Previously, Merrill had served as the House Chair on the Appropriations Committee from 2005-2008. In the State House she represented Fifty-Fourth Assembly District, which includes the towns of Mansfield and Chaplin.

Secretary of State

Following the state Democratic primary held on August 10, 2010, Merrill became her party's nominee for Secretary of the State for the November 2010 election. She went on to defeat Republican candidate Jerry Farrell Jr. on November 2. As a serving Secretary of State, she is apart of the National Association of Secretaries of State and was also elected its president for the 2016-2017 term.


Merrill is also a classically trained pianist. She has three grown children and one grandchild.

Electoral history

*Merrill was also nominated on A Connecticut Party line.

*Merrill was also listed on the Working Families Party line.

*Merrill was also listed on the Working Families Party line.

*Merrill was also listed on the Working Families Party line; Lumaj was also listed on the Independent Party line.


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