L. Scott Frantz Sworn In As New State Senator For 36th District

January 8, 2009

Senator Frantz to Serve as a Minority Whip and Ranking Member on Commerce

Hartford, CT – State Senator L. Scott Frantz (R-Greenwich) was sworn into office Wednesday at the opening of the 2009 Legislative Session. Senator Frantz is serving his first term in the State Senate and represents the 36th Senatorial District which includes the communities of Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan.

“It is an honor for me to officially begin my service in the General Assembly today,” said Senator Frantz. “There is no question the road ahead for the legislature and the state will be a hard one. But I am confident this year we have the opportunity to affect monumental change, together, working across party lines.”

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) appointed Senator Frantz as a Minority Whip of the Senate Republican Caucus, and Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee. In addition, Senator Frantz serves on the Appropriations, Program Review & Investigations, and Transportation committees.

As former chair of the Board of Directors of Bradley International Airport, Senator Frantz has years of experience working on improving transportation in and around Connecticut.

“Right now, Connecticut’s transportation system is not meeting the needs of its citizens,” said Senator Frantz. “Travel almost anywhere in the state, particularly in lower Fairfield County, and you’ll see gridlock, roads and bridges in disrepair and far too many trucks. I think there are viable solutions to these problems that will still allow us to stimulate the economy and improve mass transit.”

Senator Frantz will also serve on the Program Review Committee. This committee oversees the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and is charged with reporting those findings to the General Assembly.