Laudonia Kicks Off Campaign for 151st Assembly District

Tod Laudonia, whose family has lived in Connecticut’s 151st Assembly District for over 100 years, has officially kicked off his campaign to win back the district from Democrats who picked
up the seat in 2022.

Tod Laudonia outside the Cos Cob Fire House. Contributed photo

His campaign launch party took place at the Historic St. Lawrence Society last night in front of a large, energetic, and united crowd of friends, family, and community members.

Many current and former local elected officials were also in attendance. Including First Selectman Fred Camillo, State Senator Ryan Fazio, Tax Collector Heather Smeriglio, Republican BET members (David Alfano, Nisha Arora, Karen Fassuliotis), Republican candidate for the 149th District, Tina Courpas, Linda McMahon (Chair of the board for America First Policy Institute), Wendy Walsh (Republican BoE member), Former State Senator Scott Frantz, Dr. Michael Goldstein, and several current/former Republican Town Committee members.

Tod was introduced by his daughter Kristen who said, among other kind words, “My family has always believed in the importance of contributing to the common good. It is the spirit of mutual
support and shared responsibility that makes our community so special. As we look to the future, we remain committed to these values.”

First Selectman Fred Camillo stated, “Tod knows the district, he grew up here, he’s been a student of government and he has a passion to want to give back.”

Former Vice-Chair of the Greenwich RTC, Joe Montanaro, also spoke before inviting Tod to the podium. Speaking about Laudonia, he noted, “I have learned that behind his cool, calm, and jovial demeanor there is an intense fire that burns with his patriotic love for our country and his American-Italian heritage. Tod will take that patriotism and passion to Hartford.”

Tod gave a rousing campaign speech in front of the fully engaged crowd. He said “We need to return to common sense. The avenue to achieve this is communication. I will represent you all. You are not just constituents. You are friends and neighbors.”

Laudonia has previously served in public office as the Greenwich Tax Collector where he was elected to four terms. He also served on the Greenwich RTM for 14 years where he was on the Transportation Committee and the Parks & Recreation Committee. Tod served as a St. Catherine of Siena representative on the Greenwich Catholic Board of Education for 11 years.

Tod’s campaign website,, has a declaration of intent from Tod on one of his main goals once being elected into State Office:

“As your candidate for State Representative for CT’s District 151, I am committed to keeping and returning local control of zoning and other governmental services in our Town and all Municipalities throughout our State. I will be a representative and leader for
my constituents.”