On January 8th, in a room filled with excited supporters, I kicked off my campaign to reclaim the 142nd State House seat.

I am running because I cannot sit by – watch our beautiful State continue to decline – and do nothing.

It is time we start growing and winning again. It is time to save Connecticut.

For Connecticut, 2010 – 2019 has become known as the “Lost Decade.” Depressed property values, a stagnant economy, hostile business environment, an exodus of high paying jobs, crushing taxes, a shrinking population plus $100 billion in unfunded liabilities have made Connecticut one of the worst performing states in the USA.

Ned Lamont/Dan Malloy and the Hartford democrats have only themselves to blame.

I have a unique background. Of the 187 State legislators, I am the only one who is a Banker (36 years) plus who chaired their town’s Fiscal Authority (8 years). We need completely different perspectives in Hartford¬† if we are going to prevent another Lost Decade.

Those who know me, say I have the ability to produce change, but in a way that brings people together. Three examples from when I was your State Representative:

  • ¬†In 2015 I co-sponsored the law that allows ride sharing companies like Uber to succeed in Connecticut. We can take this same approach and apply it to other industry sectors to make them successful as well.
  • In 2017 I had a key role in the first approved GOP budget in over thirty years. Our budget did not raise taxes, was balanced, implemented the constitutional spending cap, began beefing up the Rainy Day fund plus called for state employee pension reform. This budget achieved bipartisan support.
  • In 2018 I led the fight to fully fund the Special Transportation Fund. By transferring the car sales tax, we made the Transportation Fund solvent for the next five years.

I am asking for your help. Campaigns cost money and I need to raise $5,100 from 150 Norwalk and New Canaan residents. Once I achieve this, the State will kick in the remainder of the funds and I will be done.

You can contribute by clicking below.

I am eager to hear from you. You can call/text at 203-856-4773 or Email Me.

About Fred:
Fred was elected to the State House in 2014 and then reelected in 2016. Like other Fairfield County Republicans, he did not prevail in 2018. Fred served on the Appropriations, Transportation and Planning & Development committees. He previously spent 15 years in Norwalk City Government: the Board of Estimate of Taxation, the Common Council, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Water Pollution Control Authority. Fred served as President of the Norwalk Senior Center. He currently is on the Carver Center board. Fred’s children attended Columbus Magnet School, West Rocks Middle and Norwalk High.
Fred received his BA Degree in Economics from Northwestern University and his MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Fred is a Senior Vice President at Webster Bank, where he develops relationships with small businesses located in Norwalk, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton, Darien, Stamford and Greenwich.


Fred Wilms