Biography

Kenneth Gucker is proud to serve the residents of Connecticut’s 138th House District, which is comprised of Danbury, Ridgefield, and New Fairfield. Gucker has been a local advocate of issues concerning land use, the environment, conservation and historic preservation.

Raised in New Fairfield, Gucker has an in-depth understanding of the district’s needs, and will strive to develop solutions in Hartford to preserve the integrity of communities, the environment, and quality of life.

Gucker has sought to give back to his community from a young age and began as a Boy Scout in Troop 42. Later, he served as a volunteer firefighter. He is also a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and has been a Danbury resident for 30 years.

As an activist at the local level, Gucker worked to limit the Cotswold development plan in order to protect the environment and neighboring water sources. He also worked with the Long Ridge Neighborhood Preservation Association to deter an effort that would allow variances for new business-use in a two-acre residential zone in order to preserve the integrity of Danbury’s scenic neighborhoods. Gucker also worked on an effort to preserve the McLean House, one of Danbury’s most historic buildings.

Gucker is a member of Danbury’s Democratic Town Committee, and has served as vice-chair for three terms. He also owns a small business and is a nationally renowned auto restoration expert, specializing in Cougars and Mustangs. He is also a member of the Friends of Ball Pond, and is a board member of the New Fairfield Lions Club.

As representative for the 138th House District, Gucker hopes to continue his work to protect the history of his community and bring strong, energetic and thoughtful leadership to Connecticut’s Capitol.