FAIRFIELD — Fred Garrity, the chairman of the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission, has been nominated by Democrats to run for state representative in the 134th House District, which includes parts of Fairfield and Trumbull.

Garrity, a Trumbull resident endorsed unanimously at a nomination session attended by delegates from both towns last week, is also a former chairman of the Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Association. The seat is held by state Rep. Laura Devlin, a Fairfield Republican who has been endorsed to seek re-election in November.

"Fairfield and Trumbull, along with Fairfield County, need to be on par with the greater Hartford area when it comes to the state’s allocation of funding for infrastructure improvements in transportation, along with education and public safety,” Garrity said in a statement released by his campaign. “It’s OK to be a fiscally responsible Democrat, streamlining government expenditures and keeping taxes in check, this needs to be everyone’s priority.”

Garrity is also executive director of the CT United Ride, an annual fundraising motorcycle ride that serves as a 9/11 tribute. He currently works for the Ruane Attorneys at Law firm, and previously was senior manager of operations and labor relations with Northrop Grumman for more than 25 years. He also has been the president of organized labor locals in the area, served on the executive board of the Fairfield County Labor Council and as a vice president of the state AFL-CIO chapter.

A graduate of Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield, Garrity is also a graduate of Albertus Magnus College, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in business.