In a release, Foxwoods announced Heller will provide counsel related to the upcoming referendum and a special town meeting that would be scheduled should voters approve the measure.
“As a lifelong resident of Milford, I have never before seen an opportunity that can provide so much benefit to the town,” Heller said, in the statement. “I am pleased to be working with an organization of integrity, that has taken time over the past five years to meet with and listen to the concerns of the people of Milford, knows New England, and will develop a resort casino that integrates with the community."
"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Milford to reap the benefits of a parcel of land that would otherwise provide little return to the people of Milford," the statement continued. "In addition to the economic and job benefits, the resort casino will bring over $100 million in public highway infrastructure surrounding the site that would not happen were the land to be used for other purposes.”
Heller is a graduate of Milford High School, Colby College, and Boston College Law School. He maintains a law practice in Milford. He has been a Milford Town Meeting member for the past 38 years, has served on the Town of Milford Personnel Board for more than 15 years, and has been a Trustee at Milford Regional Medical Center for the past 14 years.