District town: Milford
Election history: Roy won an open seat in 1992, succeeding Democrat Peter C. Smith.
2008 general election
|Richard F. Roy (D)||6,964||64 percent|
|Kevin G. Liddy (R)||3,995||36 percent|
Public financing: Each received public financing for their campaigns: Roy, $24,900; Liddy, $25,000.
Each returned a surplus: Roy, $945.53; Liddy, $37.84
Background: Roy was the sponsor of the law banning the use of cell phones while driving.
Commitees: Appropriations, Environment (co-chair), Executive and Legislative Nominations
Education: A.S., New Haven College
Occupation: Freelance writer
2008 Financial Disclosure: Roy reported wages and a pension from the New Haven Register. His wife, Patricia Roy, is a teacher at the St. Mark School in Stamford. They own a home in Milford.
They own several mutual funds.
Roy 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.