STAMFORD, Conn. -- State Rep. Dan Fox, a Democrat from Stamford, was appointed House Chairman of the General Assembly's Government Administration and Elections Committee by Democratic leaders, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) and Majority Leader Matthew Ritter (D-Hartford.)
The Government Administration and Elections Committee addresses state government organization and reorganization, the Freedom of Information Commission and the Ethics Commission; state and federal relations; interstate compacts; constitutional amendments, all matters relating to elections and election laws.
“I am honored by this appointment and look forward to working with Speaker Aresimowicz and Majority Leader Ritter for the opportunity to produce meaningful legislation under the Commission,” Rep. Fox said. “I appreciate this committee’s work and am eager to work across the aisle to better the lives of Connecticut residents.”
Speaker Aresimowicz offered praise for Fox in announcing his committee chairmanships.
“Representative Fox brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new leadership role as chair the Government Administration and Elections Committee,” Speaker Aresimowicz said. “I look forward to working closely with Dan this session as we face the ongoing challenge of improving how government delivers services to people and how our elections are run.”
In addition to serving as Chairman of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, Fox will serve on the Judiciary Committee and the General Law Committee.
Fox took office in 2011 when he won a special election. He won re-election in November and captured more than 71 percent of the vote in the race against Phil Balestriere.