Rowe, T.R.

District town: Trumbull

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Election history: Rowe won an open seat in 1998, succeeding Republican Elaine Hammers.

2008 general election

T.R. Rowe (R) 8,077 63 percent
Cheryl Bochet (D) 4,829 37 percent

Public financing: Rowe and Bochet each received $25,000 in public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program.

Each returned a surplus: Rowe, $2,733.52; Bochet, $187.44

Background: Rowe is one of the leading abortion opponents in the General Assembly. In 2009, he proposed a bill requiring that a woman seeking an abortion first be shown an ultrasound photograph of the fetus.

Committees: Housing, Judiciary, Planning and Development, Regulation Review (co-chair)

Education: B.A., Catholic University; J.D., Quinnipiac University Law School

Occupation: Lawyer, McNamara and Kenney

2008 Financial Disclosure: Rowe reported income from his law practice. He and his wife, Michelle Rowe, own a home in Trumbull.

He 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.