Camillo renominated as the Greenwich GOP for State Representative


Fred Camillo was renominated as the Greenwich GOP standard bearer for state representative for the 151st State Assembly District. A four term veteran, he was nominated by Kerrin Coyle, who spoke of Rep. Camillo’s work in gaining passage of bills he authored and introduced dealing with public safety and animal welfare. Ms. Coyle also evoked the name of her late partner in life, former Greenwich Selectman Dave Theis, a close friend of Rep. Camillo for over 40 years, saying he would be proud of the work he has done.

District 12 RTC and RTM member Holly Young gave the seconding speech, citing the lawmaker’s work as the Ranking Republican House member of the Commerce Committee as well as his roles on the Banks and Executive and Legislative Nominations Committees. Mrs. Young cited several of Rep. Camillo’s signature pieces of legislation, notably the Volunteer Protection and Indemnification Act, giving Connecticut the strongest volunteer protection law in the country; the law giving authority to fire police patrolmen to issue tickets to motorists disobeying their instructions at traffic accident and fire scenes; Buddy’s Law, in honor of the slain German Shepherd; the Pet Lemon Law, which he introduced on the floor of the House in 2009 to deal with out of state puppy mills; the Distracted Driving Law, which he introduced in 2013 and was then appointed to the Distracted Driving Task Force; as well a law to expand recycling in Connecticut ( 2010 ); and the work he did on a bill that targeted price gouging in 2010 ( with former State Rep. James Shapiro ).

Camillo spoke after the vote was taken and thanked not only Ms. Coyle, Mrs. Young, and the Greenwich Republican Party, but also the people of the 151st District. ” It has been a great honor for me to serve the people of the district that I grew up, worked, and volunteered in for the past 35 years. Fighting for them is something I have done the whole time that I have been at the Capitol, and being their voice again for two more years is something I will work hard for until the last vote is counted on Election Day in November.”

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