HARTFORD — Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 announced just after 6 p.m. that Democrat Dan Malloy will be the next governor of Connecticut.

Malloy, the former mayor of Stamford, defeated Republican Tom Foley of Greenwich, earning 566,498 votes to Foley’s 560,861, a margin of victory of 5,637 votes, according to a press release issued shortly after 6 p.m. Bysiewicz had originally planned to announce the results in a 6 p.m. press conference at the Legislative Office Building, but canceled shortly after 6. Because the margin is greater than 2,000 votes, the release stated, there will be no recount.

Malloy is the state’s first Democratic governor in 24 years.