State Senator Len Suzio (R-13) is serving his first term in the Connecticut State Senate. He represents the communities of Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield, and Middletown.
Senator Suzio serves as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Select Committee on Children and serves on the Education and Appropriations Committees.
Senator Suzio is founder and President of GeoDataVision, a bank consulting company specializing in the federal banking regulations. He previously worked as the Director, Executive Vice President, and Senior Loan Officer for American National Bank in Hamden. He also is a nationally recognized expert in bank regulations with a focus on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and the Fair Lending Regulations.
Senator Suzio was named Connecticut’s “Small Business Banker Advocate of the Year” by the Small Business Administration in 1983. He has testified as an expert witness in small business finance at U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearings on Small Business. He has also spoken at various regulatory compliance conferences including the American Bankers’ Association and America’s Community Banker Annual Compliance Conferences.
Senator Suzio served on the Meriden Board of Education for 14 years. He has also served as Vice President of the board of directors for High Hopes (a home for children with special needs) for more than 30 years.
Senator Suzio is the former President of the Kiwanis Club and a former director of the Chamber Orchestra of New England. He is the former President of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club in Connecticut.
Senator Suzio earned a degree in Economics and Finance from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as President of the Penn Alumni Association and as a trustee for Cheshire Academy.
Senator Suzio has been a strong advocate for limited government and for no tax increases. He has advocated for the return to old fashioned “Brown Bag Budgets” – the kind our grandparents and parents lived by when times got tough. If families can do it, so can government.
He and his wife Kathryn have five children.