Lyddy, Christopher B.

District town: Newtown

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Election history: Lyddy won an open seat in 2008, succeeding nine-term Republican Julia B. Wasserman.

2008 general election

Christopher B. Lyddy (D) 7,054 56 percent
William F.L. Rodgers (R) 5,200 41 percent

William F.L. Rodgers (*I)

307 2 percent

*Rodgers was cross-endorsed by the Independent Party.

Background: Lyddy’s solid win in what had been a safe Republican district was one of the bigger surprises of 2008. He a social worker who runs a program for juvenile offenders.

Committees: Education, Human Services, Public Health

Education: B.A., Salve Regina University; M.A., University of Pennsylvania

Occupation: Program director, Forensic Health Services

2008 Financial Disclosure: Lyddy reported income from Forensic Health Services. He owned no securities or real estate.

He declined to disclose details of any debts in excess of $10,000, 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.