Liam Sweeney


Liam’s background involves a wide range of experience in government relations, public service, and politics. Liam has worked on both national and statewide campaigns, and lobbied on the local, state and national levels.

Prior to joining Penn Lincoln Strategies, LLC (PLS), Liam served as the Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs at ConnCAN, the state’s largest education advocacy organization. In this role, Liam coordinated and directed ConnCAN's diverse legislative agenda at the federal, state and local levels. Additionally, Liam worked in tandem with the organization’s leadership and various coalitions to develop strategies that will improve educational outcomes for Connecticut students.

Before Liam joined ConnCAN, Liam worked for former U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd in his district legislative office and Presidential campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire. Liam also supported the Connecticut Senate President Pro Tempore's office where he monitored the Majority’s legislative proposals and worked on several key legislative campaigns. Additionally, Liam has worked with a wide range of clients from nonprofit organizations to major utility companies; including managing and passing an eight town referendum in central Connecticut that secured the greater Hartford's water supply.

Liam is a member of the Town Council in West Hartford where he is also active in the school system's mentoring program.  Liam is a founding board member of Active City, a Hartford based non-profit group centered around getting 600+ kids in the area active in youth sports.  A graduate of Temple University where he received a B.A. in Political Science and History, Liam is also a founding member of the Hartford Chapter of the Temple Alumni Association and a former board member of the Blue Hill's Civic Association.  Liam lives in West Hartford with his wife, Whitney, and their son Rory.