Sen. Fasano Statement on the Passing of John C. Daniels

March 15, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding the sad news of the passing of John C. Daniels, former mayor of New Haven and state senator.

“John C. Daniels was an incredible legislator, leader and friend who I looked up to greatly.

“He was the first state senator I ever met, and I distinctly remember when my father introduced me to him many years ago. He left a lasting impression on me and his profound devotion to New Haven has always inspired me.

“Everyone could see the powerful love he had for our community. And while he had an incredibly busy political career, I also got to see first hand another love in his life: a love for football. Throughout my high school years playing football at Hamden Hall Country Day School, Daniels often refereed my games. He had the same measure and sense of fairness on the field as he did in the legislature.

“He was a humble man, who took great pride in our community. His dedication, his accomplishments and his perpetual commitment to service impacted the lives of so many. He leaves behind an incredible legacy that emphasizes the importance of hope, opportunity and hard work.”