Senator Guglielmo Calls Upon Governor Rowland to Resign

January 8, 2004

State Senator Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, is calling upon Governor John G. Rowland to step down. In a statement released late this afternoon following a meeting with the Governor, Sen. Guglielmo said that he believes the governor has lost his ability to lead effectively.

According to Sen. Guglielmo, the call for the Governor’s resignation is not an easy one, but “would be in the very best interests of the people of the State of Connecticut.”

“We are all saddened by the events that are unfolding,” said Sen. Guglielmo. “Upon reflection, I do believe the Governor when he says that he is sorry for what he has done, but as the Chief Executive of our state he must have the trust of the people in order to have the ability to govern. He has lost that trust.”

“There are too many important issues facing the state of Connecticut, we need to focus our attention on these issues not the controversy that surrounds the Governor.”

Sen. Guglielmo, is serving in his sixth term representing the 35th Senatorial District.