Dennis Murphy Appointed Acting Labor Commissioner

Governor Dannel Malloy has appointed Bridgeport resident Dennis Murphy acting commissioner of the State Department of Labor following the resignation of Glenn Marshall who cited family reasons. Murphy, an attorney, has extensive experience handling labor matters in both the public and private sectors. He served for many years as Bridgeport’s director of labor relations and then chief administrative officer before working for Malloy when he served as mayor of Stamford. Murphy’s spouse John Stafstrom, also an attorney, is an ex chairman of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee. Malloy appointed Murphy deputy labor commissioner shortly after his election as governor in November 2010. From Malloy:


Appoints Dennis Murphy Acting Commissioner Pending Outcome of Search

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today thanked Glenn Marshall for his service as the Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Labor (CTDOL). As has been reported, Commissioner Marshall submitted his resignation on June 29th citing family reasons.

“I want to thank Glenn for his service to the people of Connecticut,” said Governor Malloy. “The Department of Labor has made significant progress over the last eighteen months with Glenn as Commissioner, and I wish him well on whatever opportunity comes next.”

Deputy Commissioner Dennis Murphy has assumed the role of Acting Commissioner until a replacement is named. A search for a new DOL Commissioner will begin shortly.



  1. I am glad he will be staying in Hartford, he screwed up here in Bridgeport more than once. I remind people he was one of the driving forces in the leasing of the golf course, which cost us a bundle.


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