District town: Manchester
Election history: Barry won an open seat in 2002, succeeding Republican David H. Blackwell.
2008 general election
|Ryan P. Barry (D)
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.