Name: Marc Riccio
Race: 102nd House District
Marc Riccio, founder and CEO of Specialized Data Systems, has been a member of the Branford RTM since 2009, representing District 6. He also is the Republican Town Committee vice-chairman.
Riccio cites among his major priorities the desire to prevent “Hartford politicians” from being able to “overspend and mismanage our state.” He says he supports police and other first responders and wants to prevent regionalization of school systems. “If Hartford has its way, Branford will be forced to compensate for the bailouts of irresponsible neighboring towns and cities — putting our rainy-day fund at risk,” he said. Hartford “wants to merge the Branford school system with neighboring towns. ... To do so would degrade the quality of our children’s education.”