Bob Godfrey is the Connecticut state representative serving the General Assembly’s 110th District in Danbury. Now in his 17th term in the House of Representatives, he has a leadership role as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore, and is a member of the Judiciary, Executive and Legislative Nominations,
Regulations Review, and Legislative Management Committees.
Godfrey was one of Connecticut’s 7 presidential electors in 2016 for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Godfrey serves in a national leadership role as a past chairman of the Council of State Governments, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing state officials in all three branches of state government.
Since his first election in 1988, he has been recognized as an impassioned advocate for many legislative
initiatives. He is particularly proud of:
1990’s Kids and Guns Act for which he was named Champion of Children by the Connecticut Coalition
1993’s Assault Weapons Ban for which he was named Legislator of the Year by the Connecticut Police
1996’s constitutional amendment guaranteeing protections for victims of crime;
His personal advocacy for working families for which the Connecticut AFL-CIO recognized him as
Outstanding Legislator of 2000;
2003’s Safe Schools Act to improve indoor air quality in schools;
His commitment to increased public access to government and the legislature for which the Connecticut
Freedom of Information Commission presented him with its 2003 Distinguished Service Award, and the
2017 Bice Clemow Award from the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information;
2006’s Distinguished Legislator Award from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education for his
efforts to provide quality public education.
2008’s special recognition from the military veterans of western Connecticut for his long advocacy for
2009’s Probate Court Reform which made the courts more effective and efficient while maintaining their
Named Children’s Champion, by the CT Early Childhood Alliance, 2009-10-11;
2012’s H. Paul White Leadership Award by the Council of State Government’s Eastern Region;
2013’s Gun Violence and Children’s Safety Act and the Labeling of GMOs Act
2014’s Chronic Disease Care Act, and the increase to the minimum wage
2015’s restrictions on e-cigarettes;
2016’s update of the Limited Liability Company Act;
2018's AARP’s Capitol Caregiver Award; and
2019’s minimum wage increase, paid family and medical leave, and gun responsibility laws.
2021’s Election reforms to make voting safe and convenient; every vote counts, every vote is counted.
2022’s protection of Women’s reproductive rights
Bob annually sponsors and participates in the YMCA’s Youth and Government program, which brings
high school students to the Capitol to simulate state government. He serves on the Board of Directors of
APEX Community Care, which advocates for people with HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance abuse
disorders. Bob was born in Danbury in 1948 and has lived there all his life. He attended St. Peter School
and Immaculate High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor
degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is an attorney. In the past, Bob managed
the family pet shop, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, was an executive with the Greater Danbury
Chamber of Commerce, and served for five years on Danbury’s City Council.