Chapin, Clark J.

District town: New Milford

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Election history: Chapin was elected with 55 percent of the vote to an open seat in 2000, succeeding Republican Jeanne Garvey.

2008 general election

Clark J. Chapin (R) 7,433 100 percent


Public financing: He did not seek public financing for his campaign.

Background: He was serving his third two-year term on the New Milford Town Council when elected to the legislature.

Committees: Environment (ranking member), Human Services, Public Safety.

Education: B.S., University of Rhode Island.

Occupation: Self-employed carpenter.

2008 Financial Disclosure: He reported outside income from his business, Clark Chapin Carpentry Services. He owns a home in New Milford and West Dennis, Mass.

He owns no securities worth more than $5,000.

Chapin 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.