About Len

State Senator Len Fasano has proudly served the 34th Senatorial District communities of Durham, East Haven, North Haven and Wallingford since 2003. He became Senate Republican President Pro Tempore in January 2017.

Senator Fasano had previously served as Senate Minority Leader after being elected to the position by his colleagues in 2014. Prior to leading the Senate Republican Caucus, he held the roles of Minority Leader Pro Tempore and Deputy Minority Leader.

Legislative accomplishments of Senator Fasano include developing a historic bipartisan Senate power-sharing agreement following the tied result of the 2016 election, championing efforts to reform Connecticut’s eminent domain laws, protecting the Long Island Sound, and enhancing transparency and oversight of hospital conversions from non-profit to for-profit institutions.

As leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, Senator Fasano is committed to making state government more cost-effective and efficient.

Senator Fasano established an urban affairs initiative within his caucus in 2014 to open up the dialogue between Republican lawmakers and Connecticut cities to enhance educational and economic opportunities. He has also proposed plans to reform the state’s justice system to reduce recidivism and help people access the tools they need to succeed in all aspects of life.

As an advocate for children, Sen. Fasano has been named a “Children’s Champion” by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance and has proposed legislation to reform the state’s child welfare agency to better protect, monitor and support the children in its care.

Senator Fasano is the co-creator and was co-chair of the Bipartisan Round Table on Hospitals and Health Care, established in 2014 in partnership with Senate President Martin Looney to
help ensure continued access to affordable quality care in Connecticut. Senator Fasano, whose father was a doctor in New Haven, has advocated for legislation that seeks to remedy the problems caused by the rapid consolidation of physician practices in Connecticut and the resulting impacts on health care costs and patient choice.

Senator Fasano is the President and Founder of Fasano, Ippolito, Lee, & Florentine, a law firm with offices in New Haven and Branford. He is also an East Haven business owner. Fasano earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Yale University in 1981, a Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac Law School in 1984, and an L.L.M. Degree in Taxation from Boston University Law School in 1985. He played football at Yale under legendary coach, Carm Cozza.

Senator Fasano has spent all of his life in New Haven and surrounding communities. He has three adult children, one grandchild, and currently resides in North Haven with his wife, Jill.