John H. Frey
Term of Office:
2020-2024
Ridgefield, Connecticut
General Public

Connecticut State Representative John H. Frey is a real estate broker and lifelong resident of Ridgefield, established in 1708 and the location of the only land skirmish in Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. He lives in a restored 1753 residence that was the home of a Revolutionary War soldier. He served as president of the Lounsbury House (formerly the home of the late Connecticut Governor Phineas C. Lounsbury), is a former trustee of the Ridgefield Historical Society, and was a member of the State Capitol Preservation and Restoration Commission. Frey was first elected as a Connecticut State Representative in 1999. He was instrumental in securing $5 million in funding in 2002 for the preservation of the 460-acre Bennett’s Pond State Park—a state-owned public recreation area. In 2019, legislation he sponsored designating municipal “Cultural Districts” embracing a municipality’s arts, historic, and cultural destinations was signed into law.