Tercyak, Peter A.

District town: New Britain

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Election history: Tercyak won a special election in 2003 to succeed his father, Republican Anthony C. Tercyak, who died in office. In 2008, he was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party.

2008 general election

Peter A. Tercyak (D)
4,918 75 percent
Peter A. Tercyak (WF)
365 6 percent
Nicholas Paonessa (R)
19 percent

Public financing: Tercyak qualified for $25,000 in public financing for the 2008 campaign. He returned $4,194.96 to the state.

Background: Tercyak is a member of the Democratic leadership circle in the House. He is a deputy majority leader and, more perhaps importantly, plays guitar in “The Bad Reps,” a rock band whose members include House Speaker Christopher Donovan.

Committees: Appropriations, Energy and Technology, Legislative Management, Public Health.

Education: A.D., Capital Community College; B.A., University of Connecticut.

Occupation: Registered nurse.

2008 Financial Disclosure: Tercyak reported outside income from New England Home Care. (He previously was an RN supervisor at the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.)

He owns no real estate. He reports owning one IRA.

He owes no debts greater than $10,000.

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.