Democrats unanimously nominate Fred Garrity for 134th District

On Tuesday May 17, at McKinley School in Fairfield, the democratic delegates from Trumbull and Fairfield unanimously nominated Fred Garrity to run as their candidate for the 134th State Representative District.

Tom Kelly the chairman of the Trumbull democratic committee said in his nominating speech “Fred Garrity, is exactly the type of person we need in Hartford, Fred has a reputation for truly effective leadership and record of success chairing the Planning and Zoning Commission in Trumbull, and Fred’s bi-partisan actions are well known and commendable. He was twice elected Chairman by the bipartisan Board of Directors from Fairfield, Trumbull, Easton, Stratford, Monroe, and Bridgeport for the 6 town Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency, where he lead the cost effective changes increasing efficiencies in staff and resources, implementing the process that evolved that Agency into the COG, Council of Governments it is today. Fred always takes action. His record of municipal leadership combined with his reputation for raising monies for local and regional charitable causes over the last two decades provides the integrity, character and strength Trumbull and Fairfield need in Hartford on our behalf.”

Garrity stated in his brief acceptance speech that “Fairfield and Trumbull, along with Fairfield County need to be on par with the greater Hartford area when it comes to the State’s allocation of funding for infrastructure improvements in Transportation, along with education and public safety. We need representatives who can work together to get those resources down here, I am that representative, I believe in action not words. Fairfield and Trumbull deserve representation that brings results in State funding for needed projects, not more commentary on why things can’t get done.”

Garrity stressed “It’s ok to be a fiscally responsible democrat, streamlining government expenditures and keeping taxes in check, this needs to be everyone’s priority!” “Working across the aisle in Planning and Zoning, and Regionally, I have helped secure tens of millions of dollars in development in Trumbull, I have lead the way, getting things done with great reward for our towns, and I want to use my proven abilities to provide that for Fairfield and Trumbull in Hartford.”

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GARRITY BACKGROUND

Garrity’s unique background includes senior leadership positions in commercial, municipal, organized labor, and nonprofit disciplines. Currently serving a second term on Trumbull’s Planning and Zoning, he also served on the Zoning Board of Appeals. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency twice elected by the bipartisan Board of Directors from Fairfield, Trumbull, Easton, Stratford, Monroe, and Bridgeport.

Fred may best be known locally, regionally, and statewide as the visionary and Executive Director of The CT United Ride, CT’s largest 9/11 tribute, and one of the largest charity motorcycle rides in New England. Through Garrity’s leadership this event has annually become the largest fundraiser for Police and Fire in the State of CT. Garrity is a frequently sought after master of ceremonies, helping raise monies for The CT Burn Center and The Center for Family Justice.

Currently employed as Director of Operations for Ruane Attorneys At Law, with offices in Shelton, New London, and Wethersfield. Previously, he was senior manager of Operations and Labor Relations with Northrop Grumman for over 25 years.

For over a decade, he was an organized labor leader, elected multiple times serving as local union president, on the executive board of the Fairfield County Labor Council and as a Vice President of the CT State AFL-CIO.

A graduate of Notre Dame CHS in Fairfield, he is also a graduate of Albertus Magnus College, with undergraduate and graduate degrees (MBA) summa cum laude in Business Management.

Garrity, a Trumbull resident for over two decades, was born and raised in the Hollow section of Bridgeport, the oldest son of working parents, (a registered nurse, and a funeral director), he also spent a good deal of time during his adolescent years in Fairfield at his paternal grandparents home.

Fred and his wife Holly Bart Garrity have four children together, Fred’s two children Freddy III (24) and Christina (17), and Holly’s daughters Samantha (23) and Melynda (21). Fred was widowed in 2004. He met Holly again in 2012 and they were married in 2013.

Eric Newman, Steve Sheinberg (Fairfield Dem Town Chair), Fred Garrity, John Brannelly, Bill Knopf

Eric Newman, Steve Sheinberg (Fairfield Dem Town Chair), Fred Garrity, John Brannelly, Bill Knopf

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