Rep. McGorty Hosts Fire & EMS Caucus Meeting, Votes to Support Firefighters on International Firefighters Day

Posted on May 4, 2023


HARTFORD – On Thursday State Representative Ben McGorty (R-122) spent the day advocating for firefighters, emergency response workers, and first responders in a series of showings of support through legislative work.

As Co-Chair of the bipartisan Fire & EMS Caucus, Rep. McGorty and co-Chair Rep. Michael Quinn (D-Meriden) led their first meeting of the 2023 legislative session. The meeting welcomed new and returning members who explained their dedication to supporting firefighters, EMS workers, and

Rep. McGorty Announces State Funding for Shelton Public Safety Equipment

Posted on April 10, 2023


HARTFORD – On Thursday, State Representatives Ben McGorty (R-122) and Jason Perillo (R-113) announced that the State Bond Commission voted to confirm a series of state grants to municipalities in favor of specific community-building initiatives.

The announced funding includes an award of $50,306 to the city of Shelton reimbursing the Police Department for expenses of body-worn cameras, dashboard cameras, and video storage devices.

“This funding for public safety equipment in Shelton is a valuable

Rep. McGorty, House Republicans’ Plan For A Safer Connecticut

Posted on March 13, 2023


HARTFORD— State Rep. Ben McGorty (R-122) joined his House Republican colleagues to unveil a set of legislative proposals aimed at addressing growing concerns for public safety in Connecticut’s cities and towns. In a press conference, state Republicans outlined the comprehensive approach to making Connecticut safer which features four main pillars of public safety.

“Residents’ concerns that I hear frequently are in equal parts that our state has a growing crime problem, but also that state legislators