Rep. Godfrey Appointed As Deputy Speaker Pro-Tempore

January 7, 2019

I am pleased to be re-appointed as Deputy Speaker Pro-Tempore for the 2019 Legislative Session, which will convene Wednesday, January 9.  He was also re-appointed to the Judiciary Committee, Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee, and the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

“I am honored serve in this role again so that I may continue working closely on the issues my constituents care about most,” said Rep. Godfrey.  “I will continue to work hard for the people of Danbury and Connecticut to create safe and productive communities for individuals and families to work and live.”

I will enter my 16th term as a state legislator, having served the people of Danbury since 1989.  I have been recognized for my advocacy on many legislative initiatives.  In 2018,I was recognized as the AARP Capitol Caregiver Award, which is given to legislators who champion the needs of family caregivers.  In 2017, I advocated to update state conservatorship laws to better protect vulnerable adults, and provide family caregivers with additional training and support. 

As a leader in the House, I look forward to bringing the necessary experience to bring positive change in the state.  I will also be joined by Rep. David Arconti (D-Danbury), and first-term legislators Rep-Elect Raghib Allie-Brennan (D-Danbury, Bethel, Redding, Newtown) and Rep-Elect Kenneth Gucker (D-Danbury, Ridgefield, New Fairfield) in leadership positions in the House.