State Rep. Fred Camillo proudly represents the 151st district of Greenwich. He was re-elected to his 5th term in November, 2016. Fred serves as a member of the Commerce, Executive and Legislative Nominations, and Higher Education and Employee Advancement Committees. He was also reappointed Assistant Republican Leader by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.
The environment is near and dear to Fred’s heart. He is a founding member and board director of Greenwich Recycling Company (1991-2011), a company which set the standard for recycling of plastic, glass, cans and newspaper in Connecticut.
Now entering his fifth term in the State General Assembly, Fred has worked relentlessly to bring about effective change in Connecticut. In past sessions, Fred introduced and gained passage of the Volunteer Protection and Indemnification Act, which gives CT the strongest volunteer protection law in the country as well as wrote and introduced a bill that now enables fire police patrolmen to issue traffic violations at traffic, fire, and or flood scenes. He also introduced the Pet Lemon Law, which deals with out of state puppy mills and affords buyers protections when purchasing their puppies from pet shops. In addition, he worked on and helped pass a bill to expand recycling in CT; worked on and assisted with passage of anti-price gouging law; and along with other Greenwich representatives, introduced the original cell tower bill that was finally signed into law in 2012.
Fred’s experience as a small business owner, high school teacher, baseball coach, and mortgage banker has provided him with the knowledge of where government works for people and where it fails them. His continued active involvement in our community provides him with the insight and experience necessary to legislate in the best interest of the 151st District.
Fred’s experience and qualifications are as follows: Greenwich Council of Boys Scouts, advisory board member, 2008 – present; Greenwich Baseball Foundation, board member, 2007 – present Greenwich Junior Babe Ruth League, board member, 2006 – present; Founding member of citizens group to establish Greenwich Dog Park, 2000; Co-Chairman of Yogi Memorial project in Byram Park, 1996 -1998; Byram Neighborhood Association, Member’; Chickahominy Reunion Association; Fraternal Order of Redmen and Knights of Columbus. He is also a board member of the Greenwich Old Timer’s Athletic Association and the Cos Cob Association. Additionally, he is a board member of Adopt-a-Dog of Greenwich and is an Associate Member of the Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol. The involvement in these community organizations has given Fred an understanding of the many needs of this area as well as real experience in bringing diverse groups together to benefit the whole.
Fred’s education includes: BA Political Science/History, Manhattanville College, 1996. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with Portfolio Honors, Departmental Honors, a Special Academic Achievement Award and made the National Dean’s List. He was also in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. In addition to attending for his Bachelors of Arts, he also received his Masters in Education from Manhattanville College.
Fred grew up in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich and believes we, in Connecticut, can do a better job in retaining and attracting people to our Town, our area, and our State. The people of the 151st District have been his friends for his whole life and being their voice in Hartford is a special honor for him.
Fred lives at 35 MacArthur Drive, in Old Greenwich.