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Selectman Brings EMT's Viewpoint

Third-generation Greenwich resident and paramedic Drew Marzullo never saw himself becoming a Greenwich selectman.

And he thinks his perspective on town affairs might be a little different from that of other municipal leaders. "I see the town differently because I'm in the homes of people through EMS. I'll be in the backcountry of Greenwich, and then I'll be in public housing."

The Cos Cob Democrat served two terms on the RTM starting in 2005.  He became a selectman in 2009. In that position, he says,  "I think I have been able to lend a voice to public safety issues in the town and advocate for affordable housing." He is passionate about encouraging diversity and affordable housing for public service employees.

For most of his professional life, Marzullo, who graduated from Greenwich High School in 1989 and received his paramedic license in 1996, has been involved in emergency medical services. "I have been a paramedic for about 18 years and a supervisor for almost five years," he said. "Most of my background is in emergency medical work."

Marzullo says this is the first time, to his knowledge, that all three selectman have been born and raised in Greenwich. The others are Davis N. Theis and First Selectman Peter Tesei.

"Although [Tesei] and I butt heads occasionally, we agree to disagree. Everyone works well together."

Whether he's butting heads with colleagues or not, he says, "I think the best part about this job is helping people, and that is what I'm here to do."

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