About Tony

Senator Tony Guglielmo, of Stafford, was first elected to represent the 35th Senatorial District in the General Assembly in 1992. He is the Co-Chair of both the Public Safety and the Internship Committee and is a Member of the Legislative Management Committee and the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.

Senator Guglielmo, who retired as president and owner of the Penny-Hanley & Howley Co., Inc. 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 also served as a member of the Executive Committee to Elect George Bush President in 1987-88, and was an alternate member of the Connecticut Delegation to the 1988 Republican National Convention. In 2008, Senator Guglielmo was honored to serve as a member of the Connecticut Delegation to the 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. Senator Guglielmo currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Alliance Bank Foundation. Locally, he has served as the former Chairman of the Tolland Bank Board of Directors and a past member of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, and was the former chairman of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Development Corporation. He was a former member of the Stafford Nuclear Waste Site Committee, and is past president of the Stafford Cemetery Association.

Senator Guglielmo served in the U.S. Army and Connecticut National Guard from 1962 to 1968. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in History from Trinity College. He and his wife, Doris, are the parents of three adult daughters and have eight grandchildren. They live in Stafford.