Frey sworn in to eighth term

John Frey, shown being sworn in to his eighth term Wednesday, also received his committee appointments.

State Rep. John Frey (R-111) was sworn in Wednesday to his eighth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Rep. Frey, who serves as Republican whip of the House Republican Caucus, was also appointed to serve on the Aging, Banks, and Finance Committees.

“John is a strong advocate for Connecticut families and businesses. His dedication to his Ridgefield constituency and the House Republican caucus earned him these important committee appointments,” said House Republican Leader Lawrence F. Cafero, who announced the appointments.

“I am honored to serve on these very important committees,” said Rep. Frey.  “The legislature has a great deal of work ahead of us, and I look forward to continuing to represent the residents of Ridgefield and their interests in Hartford.”

Rep. Frey will be serving a third term as minority whip. A senior caucus leadership role, a whip helps to shape public policy, influence fellow Republican lawmakers, and makes sure Republican House members are in attendance to cast their votes on legislative issues.

As a member of the Aging Committee, Rep. Frey will be responsible for all matters relating to senior citizens. The committee is one of the joint standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly. It is composed of 12 members — three senators and nine representatives. He is a past ranking Republican member of the Aging Committee.

The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee has jurisdiction over all matters relating to finance, revenue, capital bonding, fees and taxation. The committee also handles employer contributions for unemployment compensation and all matters relating to the Department of Revenue Services and the revenue aspects of the Division of Special Revenue. Rep. Frey has served on the Finance Committee for 14 years.

The Banks Committee handles all matters relating to banks, savings banks, bank and trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, the supervision of the sale of securities, fraternal benefit societies and all legislation dealing with secured and unsecured lending. This is his third term on the committee.

During his tenure in the Connecticut General Assembly, Rep. Frey has also served as an assistant minority leader, the ranking  Republican on the Labor and Public Employees Committee and as a member of the Government and Administration, Commerce, and the Insurance and Real Estate Committees.


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