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The Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut serves as the President of the
Connecticut Senate The Connecticut State Senate is the upper house of the Connecticut General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut Connecticut () is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the ...
, but only casts a vote if required to break a tie. In his or her absence, the President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate presides. The President pro tempore is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the entire Senate through a Senate Resolution. The President pro tempore is the chief leadership position in the Senate. The Senate Majority leader, majority and Minority leader, minority leaders are elected by their respective party caucuses. The current President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate is Martin M. Looney, a Democratic Party (United States), Democrat who has served since 2015.


List of presidents pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate

* 1 Succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor. Took oath of office January 17, 1966. * 2 Became President Pro Tempore when Fred Doocy became Lieutenant Governor. * 3 Succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor. Took oath of office June 7, 1973. * 4 Became President Pro Tempore when Peter L. Cashman became Lieutenant Governor. * 5 Succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor. Took oath of office December 31, 1980. * 6 Succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor. Took oath of office July 1, 2004. * 7 Became President Pro Tempore when Kevin B. Sullivan became Lieutenant Governor.


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Presidents pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate
{{Connecticut State Senators Presidents pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate, Lists of Connecticut politicians