Wednesday, January 23, 2008


U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that Connecticut State Senator Anthony Guglielmo (R-Stafford Springs) has endorsed John McCain for president. Senator Guglielmo serves as the Assistant Minority Leader of the Connecticut State Senate and will serve as Vice Chair of John McCain's campaign in Connecticut.

"John McCain is an American hero who has stood up for fiscal discipline and worked to change the business-as-usual-mentality in Washington throughout his career," said Senator Guglielmo. "Unlike any other candidate, John McCain understands the issues facing our nation and has a proven track record of addressing America's challenges and that's why I am proud to support him for the Republican nomination for president."

John McCain expressed his appreciation for Guglielmo's endorsement, stating, "Tony has been a tireless advocate for the people of Connecticut and I am proud to have his support of as we work towards victory on February 5th."

Anthony Guglielmo was first elected to represent the 35th Senatorial District in the General Assembly in 1992. He is ranking member on the Labor and Public Employees Committee and the Public Safety Committee. He also is a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and Legislative Program and Review and Investigation Committee.

Senator Guglielmo served in the U.S. Army and National Guard from 1963-68. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut and a Masters Degree in history from Trinity College. He and his wife, Doris, are the parents of three adult daughters and have six grandchildren. They live in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.

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