Senator Fasano Assumes Office

January 8, 2003

Len Fasano assumed the state senate seat in the 34th district today and has been named Minority Whip by Senate Minority Leader Lou DeLuca. Senator-Elect Fasano was also appointed the ranking member of the General Assembly’s Planning and Development Committee and, in addition, will serve on both the Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education and the General Law Committee.

“I would like to thank Senator DeLuca for demonstrating trust in me and appointing me to these important committees,” said Senator-Elect Fasano. “I look forward to working alongside legislators from both sides of the isle to help improve the lives of citizens in my district and throughout Connecticut.”
Fasano is excited to join the Education Committee and play a role in improving schools in his local communities.
“I take great interest in seeing that we provide the best learning environments possible for Connecticut’s students,” continued Fasano. “Issues concerning funding to our local schools are sure to be discussed at length during this legislative session, and I am anxious to add to the debate.

Fasano’s experience on various local development projects is sure to help him in his role as ranking member on the Planning and Development Committee, which has cognizance over matters related to urban renewal, planning and zoning, and the state plan of conservation and development.

Senator-Elect Fasano is the President and Founder of the law firm of Fasano, Ippolito, and Lee, which focuses primarily on land transactions and zoning matters. In addition, he has remained active locally on matters related to open space acquisition. Formerly, he was an attorney for the East Haven economic development commission and a zoning attorney for the town of Branford.

“Connecticut has done an excellent job of balancing economic development with preservation of our state’s pristine open space. I am hopeful that I can draw from my past experiences and bring a voice of reason to these discussions in Committee and on the Senate Floor,” said Fasano.