Biography

In November 2010, Daniel S. Rovero was elected to serve the people in the 51st House Assembly District as their State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly.

As a lifelong resident of the district, Danny Rovero has a proven track record of outstanding service to the community and is now dedicated to representing the residents of Killingly, Putnam and Thompson. As a legislator, Danny is committed to fiscal accountability, job creation and a common sense approach to government. As a graduate of Putnam schools, Rep. Rovero's priorities include giving back to northeast Connecticut and working to fulfill his promise to his grandchildren to provide students with a world class education, while not mortgaging their future.

Previously, Danny served his community as the Mayor of Putnam for 14 years, as a member of the Killingly Charter Revision Commission, Chairperson of the Northeast Council of Governments and as member of the Northeast Regional Committee on Aging. As an honorably discharged specialist with the United States Army serveing in Korea, Rep. Rovero is a lifetime member of the VFW (Post 1523) where he serves as a Trustee and is a land is a life member of AMVETS and the Elks.

Danny has also held private affiliations as the Director of Day Kimball Hospital, Director of Hometown Bank in Oxford, MA and Cargill Bancorp in Putnam, served as member of the Police Commission, City Council and Recreation Commission. Dan also brings to Hartford a tremendous amount of real world business experience, having been the owner of several small local businesses including an Amoco Service Station and Repair Shop, a liquor store, car wash, laundromat, car dealership and bicycle retail and repair shop.

Among his accomplishments, Danny has worked with state legislators to create an eight-town Enterprise Zone, an expanded regional industrial park to create jobs, helped organize a new recreational complex in Putnam and create the Center for Healthy Aging, which serves the towns of Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson and Woodstock. Rep. Rovero has been recognized for his work organizing the Northeastern Connecticut Annual Senior Citizen Recognition Luncheon and sponsoring the Elderly Appreciation Breakfast in Putnam. Danny was also nominated to serve as an Alternate Delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

Representative Rovero lives in Killingly with his wife Judith. They have four children Ricardo, Jane, Jill, William and 8 grandchildren.