District towns: Farmington
Election history: Giannaros was elected in 1994, succeeding Republican William L. Wollenberg. He was unopposed in 2008 for the first time since 2000.
2008 general election
|Demetrios S. Giannaros (D)||9,382||100 percent|
Public financing: Giannaros qualified for $7,500 in public financing in 2008. He returned all but $1,046.39.
Background: Giannaros, a proponent of open-land preservation, received a 100-percent rating from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for six straight years. He is a deputy House speaker.
Committees: Executive and Legislative Nominations, Finance, Higher Education and Employment Advancement.
Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University.
Occupation: Professor of economics, University of Hartford
2008 Financial Disclosure: Giannaros reported outside income from the University of Hartford. His wife, Elizabeth, had income from the state and a political action committee, Senate Democrats Victory PAC.
He holds several retirement accounts and jointly owns two mutual funds with his wife.
He declined to disclose his debts, as allowed by 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.