Senator Guglielmo Announces Committee Assignments

December 18, 2008

State Senator Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford has been re-appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Public Safety Committee and Labor Committee by Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield. He has also been chosen to continue to serve as a member of the Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee, the legislature’s tax writing committee. In addition, Sen. Guglielmo will serve on the legislature’s Program Review and Investigations Committee (PRI).

“It is a great honor to be able to continue to serve on these committees,” said Sen. Guglielmo. “Ensuring the public’s safety is the most important responsibility of state government and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Public Safety Committee to make sure we are doing everything possible to keep the residents of Connecticut safe.”

“I am very pleased to reappoint Tony Guglielmo to these important committees,” said Sen. John McKinney. “When it comes to issues of Public Safety and Labor, Tony is an expert and I am very fortunate to have him in our caucus. What’s more, he knows that we can not tax our way out of this recession and he will be a voice of reason on the Finance Committee.”

As a member of the Program Review and Investigations Committee, Sen. Guglielmo will examine state government programs and their administration to ascertain whether such programs are effective and continue to serve their intended purposes, or require modification or elimination.

In addition to his committee assignments, Sen. Guglielmo has also been named Chief Deputy Minority Leader. He is currently the longest serving member of the Senate Republican caucus. “We face a lot of challenges as we head into the new-year but I am eager to get started.” said Sen. Guglielmo. The 2009 session of the Connecticut General Assembly will begin on January 7th.