Republican Stephen G. Walko was sworn in today to his first term as state representative for the 150th General Assembly District covering Greenwich's shoreline.
Walko took the oath of office and was sworn in by Secretary of State Denise Merrill on Wednesday afternoon in the State House Chamber.
Walko was among 8 other Republican freshmen who vowed to serve their districts over a two-year term. In a prepared statement, Walko said he is committed to reducing the expense of government which was a hallmark of his tenure as Chairman of Greenwich’s Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET).
“Greenwich is known for its efficient use of taxpayer funds and I would like to bring more of that same Greenwich thinking to Hartford,” said Walko, a former long-time BET member, including four as chairman.
For the 2013-2015 legislative session, House Republican Leader Larry Cafero appointed Walko to serve on the Finance Committee, Judiciary Committee, and Education Committee.