Armando P. Paolino, III has extensive experience at the Connecticut state capitol and brings a wealth of knowledge and bipartisan contacts to his select clients. Mr. Paolino has been active in state and local political campaigns and has lobbied on behalf of private companies, organizations, and non-profit clients for three decades.
Mr. Paolino has served in many capacities as a lobbyist and political advisor. He has developed a special expertise in representing business interests. He has a great deal of experience and knowledge in presenting the business perspective to elected decision makers and has successfully represented and advised businesses and organizations both large and small on political resource management.
He has worked in a wide array of issue areas in Connecticut’s legislative and administrative arena, such as: manufacturing, taxation, business and job incentives, asbestos, Alzheimer’s disease, aquaculture, bonding, brownfields, insurance, water resources, electric power, pesticide regulation, chemical industry, banking, electronics recycling, occupational & professional licensing, labor costs, health care, hospitals, telecommunications, nursing homes, golf, farmland preservation, housing, arboriculture, tobacco, sewage treatment, pharmaceuticals, liquor control, higher education, contract procurement, job-training, motor vehicles, technology, lodging and tourism, and business relocations to Connecticut, to name a few.
Mr. Paolino speaks regularly before groups and organizations on legislative issues and politics. He is a regular participant on behalf of clients in many issue coalitions. He has been quoted in local and national newspapers and radio including the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.
Mr. Paolino has served on the White House Conference on Small Business Advisory Board. He has been an advisor to the Connecticut Delegation to the 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004 Congressional Small Business Summits. He serves on the Economic Development Commission in his home town Middlebury, CT, serves on the boards of directors of Wellmore Behavioral Health and Jane Doe No More, is a former board member and current Connecticut Corporator of the Big E.
Mr. Paolino received his BA from Trinity College.