George C. Guidera
24 Equestrian Ridge
Newtown, CT 06470
westonlawfirm@aol.com

George C. Guidera

Office:

Legislative Council, District 1

Objectives:

Newtown is a beautiful and well-run community with excellent schools, good zoning and sound fiscal management. Keeping taxes under control, and insisting on a dollar’s value for a dollar spent, should always be the goal of public officials. I strongly believe that a community, like a family, operates best when it invites the involvement and participation of all three generations of its citizens: children, parents and grandparents. I look forward to working with our school officials and parents to strengthen and constantly improve the educational curriculum. I look forward to finding ways of easing tax burdens on seniors. And I look forward to preserving and enhancing the friendly and endearing character that is Newtown. 



Qualifications:
  • George has a long and distinguished career in public service. He has served four terms as a State Representative and State Senator in the General Assembly, one term as Chairman of the prestigious Senate Judiciary Committee, 12 years as the Legislative Commissioner of the State of Connecticut, six terms as the First Selectman of the Town of Weston, and, for the past year, has been a member of the Newtown Charter Revision Commission and Vice-Chairman of the Commission On Aging.
  • George is the author of the Connecticut Child Abuse Act, the first legislation in Connecticut to protect children from abuse and neglect, and the Adoption Reform Act, a law that insures that the adoption of children cannot be overturned in Connecticut courts.
  • Married for 50 years, George and his wife Linda have a son and three daughters (two of whom live in Newtown) and seven grandchildren. One granddaughter has already graduated from Newtown High School and one is entering High School in 2015. His daughter Suzanne is a member of the Newtown Inland Wetlands Commission.
  • George is a graduate of Colgate University and Georgetown University Law School and has practiced law in Connecticut for 48 years.