State Senator Tony Guglielmo takes the oath of office

January 11, 2011

Opening Day of the 2011 Session

Mrs. Guglielmo (mother) and Senator Tony Guglielmo in the Senate Chamber on Opening Day of the 2011 Legislative Session
Mrs. Guglielmo (mother) and Senator Tony Guglielmo in the Senate Chamber on Opening Day of the 2011 Legislative Session

Hartford, CT –  Senator Tony Guglielmo (R-35), of Stafford, was sworn in for his ninth term to the State Senate on January the 5th. Sen. Guglielmo is ranking member on the Labor and Public Employees and Public Safety committees. He also is a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Legislative Program and Review and Investigation and the Internship committees.

As a ranking member on the Labor and Public Employees Committee, Sen. Guglielmo will be an important leader who can drive consensus and hold the line as lawmakers try to figure out how to pay for a projected state budget deficit of $7.6 billion dollars.  “Governor Dannel Malloy set the tone in his Inaugural Address, there will have to be shared sacrifice and nothing is off the table.” said Sen. Guglielmo.  “This budget is a bear and the bill has come due.  We are all going to have to be part of the process, but I also want to make sure my constituents have a voice at the table.”

Senator Guglielmo, who is president and owner of the Penny-Hanley & Howley Co., Inc. & Staffordville Insurance Agency in Stafford, is active in civic and political affairs. He was appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Small Business Administration National Advisory Council in 1989. Prior to this, Senator Guglielmo was appointed by President Reagan to the Federal Council on Aging in 1981. He served as a member of the Executive Committee to Elect George Bush President in 1987-88, and as an alternate member of the Connecticut Delegation to the 1988 Republican National Convention. He was also a Connecticut Delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention.

On the state level, Senator Guglielmo, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, is a member and past chairman of the UConn Parents Committee and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Locally, he served as Chairman of the Tolland Bank Board of Directors and has served as a member of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, and as chairman of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Development Corporation and member of the New Alliance Bank Foundation and member of the Stafford Nuclear Waste Site Committee.

Senator Guglielmo served in the U.S. Army and National Guard from 1963-68. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut and a Masters Degree in history from Trinity College. He and his wife, Doris, are the parents of three adult daughters and have six grandchildren. They live in Stafford.