District towns: Milford, Orange, West Haven
Election history: Davis won an open seat in 2004, succeeding nine-term Republican Raymond V. Collins.
2008 general election
|Paul Davis (D)||6,621||56 percent|
|Stephanie A. Williams (R)||5,278||44 percent|
Public financing: Davis and Williams each received $25,000 in public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program. Each returned a surplus: Davis, $6,869.31; Williams, $58.82.
Background: Davis was the varsity swim coach at Amity Regional High School for 27 years.
Committees: Education, Environment, Regulation Review
Education: B.S., Southern Connecticut State University
2008 Financial Disclosure: Davis, a retired teacher and swim coach, reported income from a pension and the Woodbridge Club. His wife, Deborah L. Davis, is employed by Regional School District 1. They own a home in Orange.
They owned shares in several mutual funds.
They had no debts exceeding $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.