Sen. Fasano Statement on Passing of Lew Rome, Former Republican Senate Leader

July 2, 2015

HartfordSenate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement today regarding the passing of Lew Rome, former State Senator and Republican candidate for governor.

“Lew Rome was a giant, as the Republican Majority and Minority Leader in the state Senate and as an advocate for higher education and quality healthcare, Lew Rome set the standard for service to others.

“There are few public figures over the last 40 years that have had such a tireless commitment to our state as Lew Rome, who exemplified all of the critical qualities of leadership: decency, patience and selflessness.

“During his tenure in the legislature, Lew Rome always made clear what he and his fellow Republicans believed in but he never crossed the line and made political fights personal. We could all learn a lot from the example Lew Rome set in his daily life – public and private.”