Gary Collins

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Gary Collins is an attorney, educator and activist residing in Portland, Connecticut.


While campaigning for Congress in 2002, arms control and improving national security were the centerpiece of his campaign. During his, which ended when his hometown was redistricted out of the Connecticut's second district, Collins was an outspoken advocate for the need to think more creatively about structuring an arms control and national security agenda tailored toward the new and unique challenges confronting the United States, including convening the major nuclear states in comprehensive arms reduction talks, involving non-nuclear states in supporting arms control initiatives and framing a comprehensive agenda to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

Collins served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Clinton Justice Department (1994-1999). He was the recipient of the 1996 Justice for Victims of Crime Award, the 1997 U.S. Attorney's Special Achievement Award, and the 1998 Justice for Victims of Crime Award. After working in government, Collins worked as a partner with one of the nation's oldest and largest law firms. In 2010, he was as an executive for a Fortune 100 Company and teaches at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Collins is a noted author and commentator, sits on the board of several non-profit organizations and Co-Chairs Connecticut's chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy (ACS). He served as a senior adviser to Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate during the 2006 election cycle. [1]

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  1. Gary Collins, , accessed April 19, 2010.