- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The first female lieutenant governor of Connecticut has died at age 80.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement posted on Twitter on Wednesday that former Lt. Gov. Eunice Groark holds an important place in Connecticut history as a woman, a state leader and an advocate.

Groark served as lieutenant governor from 1991 to 1995 alongside Gov. Lowell Weicker Jr.

She ran for governor in 1994 as part of the A Connecticut Party, the same party that carried Weicker into office. Groark lost to Republican John Rowland.

In a joint statement, Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman called Groark “a strong and talented leader.”

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