Dargan, Stephen D.

District town: West Haven

Official web site

Sponsored bills

Election history: Dargan was elected in 1990. He was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party and unopposed by Republicans in 2008

2008 general election

Stephen D. Dargan (D) 6,158 87 percent
Stephen D. Dargan (WF) 901 13 percent


Public financing: Dargan did not seek public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program.

Background: Dargan is a former fire commissioner and city council member in West Haven. He has been co-chair of the legislature’s Public Safety Committee since 1995.

Committees: Executive and Legislative Nominations, Insurance, Public Safety (co-chair)

Education: Quinnipiac University

Occupation: Sales

2008 Financial Disclosure: Dargan reported income from the West Haven Board of Education and Captain’s Galley, a restaurant in West Haven. He owns a home in West Haven and shares in the ownership of a second home in West Haven with family members.

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

He had no debts in excess of $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.