Robert Genuario

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Robert Genuario
Member of the Connecticut Senate
from the 25th district
In office
Preceded by John Atkin
Succeeded by Bob Duff
Personal details
Born (1952-03-31) March 31, 1952 (age 62)[1]
Norwalk, Connecticut[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Ann[1]
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut[2]
Alma mater Villanova University (B.A., 1974; J.D., 1977)[1]
Religion Catholic[1]

Robert Genuario (born March 31, 1952) is a Connecticut Superior Court judge appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell in 2005. He had previously served as Secretary of the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management since January 2005. He previously was a seven-term Republican member of the Connecticut Senate, representing Norwalk and part of Darien, Connecticut in Connecticut's 25th District from 1991 to 2001.

Early life and family[edit]

Genuario received his B.A. from Villanova University in 1974, and earned his law degree from Villanova University's School of Law in 1977.[2] He is a partner in the Norwalk law firm of Genuario & Conover.[2] He served as a law clerk with the Connecticut Superior Court from 1977 to 1978.[1]

Political career[edit]

Prior to his election to the Connecticut Senate, Genuario served as a member of the Norwalk Board of Education from 1981 to 1990, and as its chairman in 1982, 1983, and 1990.[1][2]

He was president of the Norwalk Jaycees and the former director of the Norwalk Lions Club.[2]

Secretary Genuario served 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.[2]

In 1990, Genuario was elected to the Connecticut Senate. He served as Deputy Minority Leader,[1][2] and on the following committees:

  • Ranking member on the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee[2]
  • Ranking member of the General Assembly's Education Committee and the Planning and Development Committee[2]
  • Member, Judiciary Committee[2]
  • Member, Energy and Technology Committee[2]
  • Member Legislative Management Committee[2]
  • Member, Governor's Alcohol and Drug Policy Council[2]
  • Member, Program Review Committee[2]
  • Member, Elementary and Secondary Education Committee[2]
  • Member, Program Review Committee[2]
  • Member, Elementary and Secondary Education Committee[2]

In January 2005, Genuario was appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell to run the state Office of Policy and Management.[3]

In 2010, Genuario was appointed to the Connecticut Superior Court by Rell.[3]



  • Community Justice Coalition of Connecticut Honor Roll (1995)[2]
  • Children's Hero Award, Connecticut Children's Trust Fund[2]
  • Family Legislator of the Year, Connecticut Association of Family Service Agencies (1996)[2]


Preceded by
John Atkin
Connecticut Senate
25th Senate District

Succeeded by
Bob Duff