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Meet Ryan

I am excited to tell you that I am a candidate for the 36th state Senate district representing Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan. I am a Connecticut native, renewable energy professional, community volunteer, public policy advocate, and elected member of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting. I love our district and our state and believe we need a new generation of leadership to rescue them and build a better future. I am humbled by the challenges that face us, but I am also optimistic about all we can accomplish together for our home.

Ryan with Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo (r), Selectwoman Lauren Rabin (c), and Town Clerk Carmella Budkins (l)

Who Is Ryan?

My name is Ryan Fazio andI am excited to tell you that I am a candidate for state Senate for Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan.I am a Connecticut native, renewable energy professional, community volunteer, public policy advocate, and elected member of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting. I loveour district and our state and believe we need a new generation of leadership to rescue it. I am humbled by the hard task before us of changing our state government, but also excited about all we can accomplish together to charter a better future for our state.
Ryan with his grandparents

Native Son​

I was born in Connecticut and raised in Greenwich, where I attended the public schools from elementary through high school. After studying economics at Northwestern University, I chose specifically to return to Connecticut to start a career and build a life. I know and love our district deep in my heart and my bones, because I grew up here and lived here almost my entire life. As your state senator, I will always fight for our interests in Hartford, where we are often taken for granted.

 

Renewable Energy Professional

I’ve built my career in commodities markets, moving millions of tons of agriculture and energy goods around the world. While working in Stamford for years, my focus has been renewable energy, including managing biorefineries, logistics, and market risk. From that, I understand the challenges and importance of addressing society’s economic and environmental needs simultaneously. My background in agriculture, renewable energy, and markets will enable me to address the economic and environmental challenges facing Connecticut.

 

Ryan speaking to North Mianus voters
Ryan and other volunteers with their tutees

Community Volunteer

I want to make sure every kid in our region and district receives a great education just like I did growing up in the Greenwich public schools. That is why I have been a volunteer tutor at inner-city charter schools on Saturday mornings for the last seven years, where I’ve helped some wonderful middle school kids in math and reading. I have also served on the leadership of the Associate Council of the KIPP charter school network, raising money and advocating for their cause. Lastly, I have been a volunteer for a local homeless shelter and for the Greenwich United Way. Accordingly, I will make education and upward mobility for all a priority in the state Senate.

Advocate and Town Legislator

I have written and spoken extensively in local and national media about the public policy issues facing our wonderful but struggling state. My articles about the state economy, taxes, infrastructure, and other matters have appeared in the New York Post, Hartford Courant, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate, and City Journal. Please visit my media page to see some of these to understand my thinking about Connecticut. I am also active in local government and advocacy. I have stood alongside the No Tolls CT group for the last year. I worked as a policy advisor and volunteer coordinator on Fred Camillo’s Greenwich first selectman campaign. Finally, I serve as an elected member of the Greenwich RTM for District 12. I will be ready to tackle the big issues facing us in Hartford on Day 1.


Ryan with RTM Member Ed Lopez (l) and fmr. state Rep. Mike Bocchino (r) of Greenwich

Native Son

I was born in Connecticut and raised in Greenwich, where I attended the public schools from elementary school through Greenwich High. After studying economics at Northwestern University, I chose specifically to return to Connecticut to start a career and build a life. I know and love our district deep in my heart and bones from growing up and living here most of my life. As your state senator, I will fight for our interests in Hartford, where we are often taken for granted.

Renewable Energy Professional

Since moving back to Connecticut, I’ve built a career in the commodities space, moving millions of tons of agriculture and energy goods around the world. My focus while working in Stamford for years has been renewable energy, including managing large processing assets to meet both economic and environmental needs. From that I’ve learned both the challenges and successes of addressing those needs simultaneously. I hope my background in agriculture, renewable energy, and commodities markets will enable me to help address environmental and economic issues in Connecticut.

Community Volunteer

I received a fantastic education in the Greenwich public schools growing up and want to make sure every kid in our district and region get that same opportunity. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve been an active volunteer tutorin inner-city charter schools on Saturday mornings for the last seven years, helping some wonderful middle school kids in math and reading. I’ve also served on the leadership of the Associate Council of that network of KIPP schools, raising money and advocating for their cause. I’ve also been a volunteer for a homeless shelter and for the Greenwich United Way. Accordingly, I will make education and upward mobility for all a priority in the state Senate.

Advocate and Public Servant

I’ve written and spoken extensively in local and national media about the public policy issues facing our wonderful but struggling state. My articles about the state economy, taxes, infrastructure, and other matters have appeared in the New York Post, Hartford Courant, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate, City Journal, among others. I hope you will read some of them on my media page to understand my thinking and concerns about Connecticut. I have also been active in local politics, advocating alongside the No Tolls CT group, working on Fred Camillo’s Greenwich first selectman campaign as a policy advisor and volunteer coordinator, and getting elected to the Greenwich RTM for District 12. I will be ready to tacklethe big issues facing us in Hartford on Day 1.