About


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State Representative Fred Camillo proudly represents the 151st House district of Greenwich. He is now finishing his fifth term in office, which began in January of 2017. Fred serves as a member of the CommerceExecutive and Legislative Nominations, and Higher Education and Employee Advancement Committees. He was also reappointed Assistant Republican Leader by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.

Through his decade of service in the Connecticut House of Representatives, Fred introduced and helped pass several pieces of legislation, mainly on behalf of constituents who presented the concepts to him personally, or concepts that have long mattered to him. During 2018, Fred introduced a “Good Samaritan” bill, which protects individuals who use reasonable force to enter a vehicle to rescue a neglected child or pet during extreme weather conditions. He also introduced a bill eliminating fees charged by credit agencies to remove a freeze on customer accounts, addressing an issue encountered by many throughout the state. Both bills gained passage and were signed into law.

Fred has worked relentlessly to bring about effective change in Connecticut. In past sessions, Fred has written, introduced, and worked for passage of the following bills:

  • Volunteer Protection and Indemnification Act, which gives CT the strongest volunteer protection law in the country
  • A bill that now enables fire police patrolmen to issue traffic violations at traffic, fire, and/or flood scenes
  • Pet Lemon Law, which deals with out-of-state puppy mills and affords buyers protections when purchasing their puppies from pet shops.
  • Anti-price gouging law
  • Cell tower bill that was finally signed into law in 2012, originally proposed by Fred and fellow Greenwich state representatives.
  • Buddy’s Law, which addresses the issue of pets that are killed and penalties when such acts are not covered under exemptions to the law
  • The Distracted Driving Law

As an environmental advocate, Fred proudly worked on and helped pass a bill to expand recycling in Connecticut in 2010.

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. 

His involvement in 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. In addition to his work in Hartford, Fred serves, or has served, in the following leadership roles:

  • Founding member and board member – Greenwich Recycling Company, a company which set the standard for recycling of plastic, glass, cans and newspaper in Connecticut (1991-2011)
  • Advisory board member – Greenwich Council of Boys Scouts (2008 – present)
  • Board member – Greenwich Baseball Foundation (2007 – present)
  • Board member – Greenwich Junior Babe Ruth League (2006 – present)
  • Founding member – citizens group to establish Greenwich Dog Park (2000)
  • Co-Chairman – Yogi Memorial project in Byram Park (1996 -1998)
  • Member – Byram Neighborhood Association
  • Member – Chickahominy Reunion Association
  • Member – Fraternal Order of Redmen and Knights of Columbus
  • Board member – Greenwich Old Timer’s Athletic Association and the Cos Cob Association
  • Board member – Adopt-a-Dog of Greenwich
  • Associate member – Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol
  • Member – Cos Cob Association

In recognition of his efforts on initiatives important to the community, Fred has been the recipient of the following awards:

  •  Uniform Profession Firefighters (2011)
  • Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol (2014)
  • Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts of America (2016)
  • Humane Legislator Award – United State Humane Society (2018)

Fred’s education:

  •  BA Political Science/History, Summa Cum Laude, Manhattanville College, 1996, with Portfolio Honors, Departmental Honors, a Special Academic Achievement Award, National Dean’s List, and member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • MA Education, 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 district, our town, and our state. The people of the 151st District have been lifelong friends, and being their voice in Hartford is a special honor for him.

Fred lives at 35 MacArthur Drive, in Old Greenwich.