Alex Knopp

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Alex Knopp
38th Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
In office
2001–2005
Preceded byFrank J. Esposito
Succeeded byRichard A. Moccia
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 137th district
In office
1993–2001
Preceded bySally Bolster (Redistricted)
Succeeded byBob Duff
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 139th district
In office
1987–1993
Preceded byJacob Rudolf
Succeeded byKevin Ryan (Redistricted)
Personal details
Born1947 (age 71–72)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Bette Bono
ChildrenJessie, Andrew
ResidenceNorwalk, Connecticut
Alma materWesleyan University (B.A. 1969)
George Washington University Law School (J.D 1981)

Alex A. Knopp (born C. 1947), a Democrat, is a former two-term mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served from 2001 to 2005,[1] he was defeated for re-election on November 8, 2005 by Republican Richard A. Moccia.[2]

Prior to serving as mayor, he served eight terms as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, first representing the 139th District for three terms from 1987 to 1993 and then due to redistricting, representing the 137th District for four more terms from 1993 to 2001.

He served two terms as Norwalk Councilman-at-Large from 1983 to 1987. Since 2008, Knopp has been serving as the executive director of the Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale University.[3] Since 2006, he has also been a visiting clinical lecturer at Yale Law School.[4]

Knopp is the son of Burton Knopp and Fay Honey Irving of Westport.[5] Knopp received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1969, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1981, graduating as the valedictorian of his class.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of mayors of Norwalk, 1913 – present" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-23. Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  2. ^ "Elections for Mayor or First Selectman in Connecticut - Tuesday, November 8, 2005" (PDF). Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  3. ^ [1] Archived December 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Alex A. Knopp | Yale Law School". Law.yale.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  5. ^ "Burton Knopp, 93 - WestportNow.com - Westport, Connecticut". WestportNow.com. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  6. ^ "Debate: Alex Knopp and Randall Avery - Norwalk Plus calendar". Norwalkplus.com. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank J. Esposito
Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
2001-05
Succeeded by
Richard A. Moccia
Preceded by
Sally Bolster
(Redistricted)
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 137th district
1993–2001
Succeeded by
Bob Duff
Preceded by
Jacob Rudolf
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 139th district
1987–1993
Succeeded by
Kevin Ryan
(Redistricted)