Submitted by Ryan Amelio, Greenwich
When I learned that my friend, Fred DeCaro III, was cross-endorsed by the Independent Party for Registrar of Voters this year, I was not surprised. Fred has been an advocate for every Greenwich voter, regardless of party affiliation.
I have first-hand knowledge of the way Fred embraces people and goes above and beyond to help them realize their potential.
When I was a senior at Greenwich High School, I was assigned as an intern to the Office of the Registrar of Voters. Fred was not going to let me just sit there, making copies. He assigned me research tasks at Greenwich Library; took me to conferences and meetings of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Registrars Association, upon which he served; and he made sure that I learned, through hands-on experience, about every aspect of the Office, from voter registration to preparation for elections.
And shortly after I turned 18, Fred made me the youngest Deputy Registrar in the State of Connecticut and made sure that I was Greenwich’s first Deputy to complete the State’s Registrar Certification Program.
Five years later, as I work towards my law degree at New York University, I am still learning from Fred as his Deputy, and Fred is still taking on new interns. And, like me, I am sure that all of them will be casting their vote for Fred DeCaro III to be awarded a seventh term as Registrar of Voters.
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