Bob Godfrey serves as the state representative of the General Assembly’s 110th District in Danbury. Now in his 12th term in the House of Representatives, he has a leadership role as Deputy Speaker and is a member of the Judiciary, Government, Administration & Elections, and Legislative Management Committees.
Godfrey serves in a national leadership role as chairman of the influential Council of State Governments (CSG), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing state officials in all three branches of state government. Prior to this role, he served as co-chairman of CSG’s Eastern Regional Conference in 2005.
Since his first election in 1988, he has been recognized as a state leader for legislation to protect children and families at home and in school, and to ensure that state government is both transparent and accessible. He is particularly proud of:
In addition to his legislative duties, he annually sponsors and participates in the YMCA’s Youth and Government program, which brings high school students to the Capitol to simulate state government. He serves on the Board of Directors of AIDS Project Greater Danbury.
Bob was born in Danbury in 1948 and has lived there all his life. He attended St. Peter’s School and Immaculate High School in Danbury. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. He is an attorney. In the past, Bob managed the family pet shop, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and was an executive with the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his election to the House in 1988, he served for five years on Danbury’s Common Council.