On Nov. 5, I had the honor of being elected as first selectman of Greenwich, the community that I love, the place where I grew up, and the town that I grateful to serve. I am excited and eager to get to work and to create the next chapter for Greenwich — one that is grounded in partnership, passion, and progress.
As I enter my tenure as first selectman, I was required by Greenwich’s Town Charter to resign from my position as a state legislator where I’ve proudly served for the past 11 years. With the vacancy, the voters of the 151st District will be given the opportunity to elect a new legislator in a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The good news is we have a great candidate, Harry Arora, who can quickly enter this role and use his experience and knowledge to start working right away for residents of the 151st District. Harry is the epitome of the American Dream. He came to this country with little money, but lots of dreams, hopes, energy, and vision. His passion to succeed has led to a successful business career, while allowing him to start a raise a wonderful family here in town. Harry now has stepped forward to give back to our community.
I know our district, its people, and the issues they care deeply about. I am endorsing Harry because he, too, will represent our district's interests and promote fiscal prudence in a place that calls for such leadership and direction. He will find solutions and lead on issues important to Greenwich. We need someone representing us in Hartford who will continue to be a conservative voice that can reach across the aisle to get things done. Harry’s experience, ability, energy, and focus will enable him to do that and to work for common-sense solutions to real-life problems. He will serve Greenwich and the 151st District well.
Fred Camillo is first selectman of the Town of Greenwich.