Former Lt. Governor Michael Fedele is running for mayor of Stamford.
He has filed the necessary paperwork with the Stamford city clerk and has officially launched his mayoral campaign, according to a statement his campaign released on Monday.
“Stamford has been my home since I immigrated to America with my parents when I was three years old, 55 years ago,” Fedele said. “It was a place of unlimited opportunity then, and it remains one of the Northeast’s most vibrant and successful cities.”
Fedele said Stamford has not been immune from the state’s economic struggles, and he feels he has the commitment, experience and the vision to lead Stamford to better days.
Stamford Michael Michael Pavia said in a statement that he will not seek re-election for a second term.
He succeeded now-Gov. Dannel Malloy as governor of Stamford.
State Rep. William Tong is also running for mayor.
Fedele served as lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011 and he is the founder and CEO of the Stamford-based Pinnacle Group, an IT firm.