December 20, 2002

State Senator Tony Guglielmo (R-Stafford) has been reappointed to the position of Assistant Minority Leader by Senate Republican Leader Louis C. DeLuca (R-Woodbury) for the 2003-2004 legislative term. In January, Sen. Guglielmo will begin his sixth term representing the 35th Senatorial District. Sen. Guglielmo, who has held the position of Assistant Minority Leader since 1999, will continue with the responsibility of building consensus within the caucus, along with assisting fellow Republican Senators craft legislation.

“I am thankful to Sen. DeLuca for allowing me to continue to serve as Assistant Minority Leader, a position I have held for the last four years.” said Sen. Guglielmo. “I look forward to continuing to work with him and all my colleagues in the Senate so that we can put forth quality legislation for all of Connecticut’s residents.”

Senator Guglielmo has also been reappointed Ranking Senate Member of the legislature’s Public Safety Committee. The Public Safety Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Public Safety including state police, fire safety, legalized gambling and veteran’s affairs.

In addition to those positions, Senator Guglielmo will also continue in his role as Ranking Member of the Labor Committee where he has served as lead Republican Senate member since 1994.

Senator Guglielmo will remain in his position on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee where he will continue with his fight to eliminate unnecessary corporate tax credits to help balance the state’s budget.

“Being selected to serve on these committees is sure to keep me very busy this session,” said Sen. Guglielmo. “I am honored to have the trust of my fellow caucus members to be given the responsibility to serve in this capacity.”