Barry, Ryan P.

District town: Manchester

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Election history: Barry won an open seat in 2002, succeeding Republican David H. Blackwell.

2008 general election

Ryan P. Barry (D)
8,334 100 percent


Public financing: Ryan received $7,400 in public financing for his campaign.

Background: Barry interned at the State Capitol as a college student, then returned as Appropriations Committee staff. During law school, he was a legal intern for his state senator, Mary Ann Handley. He volunteered on John Larson’s campaigns for governor and congress. He is co-chairman of the Banks Committee.

Barry and his wife live in Manchester with their two children.

Committees: Banks (co-chair), Finance, Judiciary.

Education: B.A., University of Connecticut; J.D., University of Connecticut.

Occupation: Lawyer, Barry & Barall

2008 Financial disclosure: He reported outside income from his law firm. His wife, Lisa Barry, is an associate professor at Yale University. They own their home in Manchester.

The co-chairman of the Banks Committee is an investor in a local bank. He and his wife jointly own at least $5,000 in Rockville Bank stock.

He filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to release the addendum, as is his choice under the law.

A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000. They also are required to file an addendum in which they report any debt of more than $10,000; this may by law be kept confidential.