Greenwich is fortunate to have Fred Camillo

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

The General Session of Connecticut’s General Assembly concluded at 12 midnight on Wednesday, June 5. By all accounts it was an exceptionally challenging five-month session, greatly overshadowed by the focus on legislation to address the tragic events in Newtown on Dec. 14 and the looming budget deficit and creation of a new biennium budget.

It was also in January that my good friend and trusted colleague, Rep. Fred Camillo, of the 151st District in Greenwich, was diagnosed with cancer and faced surgery in January and again in March, followed by treatment in April.

The people of Greenwich are most fortunate and blessed to have someone of such a high level of dedication and commitment serving them. While he was properly focused on his health and medical treatment, he was steadfast, and the people of his district were always on his mind and a priority.

With the capable assistance of his colleagues in the Greenwich delegation and others, we communicated daily to ensure important issues and the initiatives he proposed on behalf of his constituency were being addressed. Remarkably, he introduced or co-sponsored 66 pieces of legislation and played an important role in leading passage of many, including Distracted Driving, law enforcement to protect Fire Police, measures to prevent animal cruelty, transportation, environmental, and economic and financial issues.

His reputation as a genuine, hard working, and fair minded legislator and leader, along with his affable good nature and humor, has earned him broad support and respect, enabling him to get things done. That benefits every one of his constituents.

As proud as I am to serve with him and value his friendship, so should all of the people he is so loyal to, and fiercely proud to serve. We affectionately refer to him as the “Crown Prince of Cos Cob.” We can all be grateful for his service and the return of his good health.

Godspeed, Rep. Camillo, a job well done.


David Scribner

The author is the state representative of the 107th District and serves as the state House’s assistant minority leader.

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