Sens. Fasano and Kelly statements on the passing of former Bridgeport Sen. Ed Gomes

December 22, 2020


December 22, 2020


Sen. Fasano and Sen. Kelly statements

on the passing of former Bridgeport Sen. Ed Gomes


Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven):

“Ed was held in high regard by Republicans and Democrats at the State Capitol because he was a straight shooter. He would look you in the eye and tell you his honest opinion on any issue.  That’s the type of approach and style which commands respect in that building.  Ed also had a wonderful sense of humor, which helped to make him an even more effective an influential lawmaker.  Above all, Ed was unceasingly passionate about serving the people of the city he loved: Bridgeport. His loss is cause for sadness, but Ed Gomes has left behind an enduring legacy through his many years of public service to our state. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed’s family. It was an honor to know him, to work with him, and to learn from him.”

Senate Republican Leader-elect Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford):

“Ed Gomes was a true advocate. We served adjacent state senate districts, both representing Stratford, and I had the opportunity to collaborate with Ed on a variety of constituent issues.  Ed’s unique life experience made him an asset to the Connecticut Senate, and he would never hesitate to share that experience during our debates in order to educate and enlighten his fellow lawmakers.  He was especially proud of the greater Bridgeport community and the contributions he made to improve the lives of Connecticut labor.  Ed was genuine and kindhearted, as well as someone who was always quick with a quip to inject levity into serious policy discussions. I admired Ed for his fierce advocacy on behalf of the 23rd Senate District and Connecticut labor, and I know I speak for the entire Senate Republican Caucus when I say how saddened we are about his loss. Our thoughts and sympathy are with Ed’s loved ones on this sad day.”