Honorable Robert L. Genuario – Member, Connecticut State Senate
Republican State Senator Robert L. Genuario received his B.A. from Villanova
University in 1974, and was awarded his law degree from Villanova University's School
of Law in 1977.
Sen. Genuario is currently serving his seventh term representing the 25th district, which
includes the towns of Norwalk and Darien. His experience in a wide variety of policy
areas and his leadership on key budgetary issues are assets in his service to his
constituents and to the citizens of Connecticut.
For the fourth consecutive term, Sen. Genuario has been named the Senate’s ranking
member on the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, a powerful
committee charged with overseeing the allocation of state funds.
In addition, Senator Genuario has been appointed to serve on the Program Review
Committee, as well as on the newly-formed Elementary and Secondary Education
Committee. The Program Review Committee conducts in-depth studies of government
initiatives, evaluating their effectiveness. The Elementary and Secondary Education
Committee addresses education issues for grades K-12.
Senator Genuario’s responsibilities as a member of the Senate Republican Caucus also
include serving as Assistant Minority Leader.
In previous terms, Sen. Genuario has served as Ranking Member of the General
Assembly's Education Committee and of the Planning and Development Committee. He
has also served as a member of the Judiciary Committee, the Energy and Technology
Committee, and the Legislative Management Committee, as well as on the Governor's
Alcohol and Drug Policy Council.
Sen. Genuario has received a number of awards during his tenure in the Senate in
recognition of his hard work and dedication. In 1995 he was admitted as an inductee of
the Community Justice Coalition of Connecticut Honor Roll and was the recipient of the
"Children's Hero Award" from the Connecticut Children's Trust Fund. In 1996, he was
recognized for his service to the people of Connecticut during a special session of the
Senate held at the Old State House and named "Family Legislator of the Year" by the
Connecticut Association of Family Service Agencies. He has been recognized by the
Connecticut Association of Not For Profit Nursing Homes, by the Association of
Independent Colleges, and by UConn Advocates.
Sen. Genuario currently serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Norwalk YMCA,
Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Steppingstones Children’s Museum, the Child Guidance
Center of Middle Fairfield County, and Honey Hill Nursing Home.
Prior to his election to the state Senate, Sen. Genuario served as a member of the
Norwalk Board of Education from 1981 to 1990, and as its chairman in 1982, 1983, and
1990. In addition, Sen. Genuario is the former President of the Norwalk Jaycees and the
former director of the Norwalk Lions Club.
Sen. Genuario is currently a partner in the Norwalk law firm of Genuario & Conover, and
resides in Norwalk with his wife, Mary Anne, and their four sons, Robert Jr., Eric, Adam,