Hoydick, Laura

District town: Stratford

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Election history: Hoydick was elected in a special election on March 2, 2010, succeeding seven-term Republican John A. Harkins, who resigned after his election as mayor of Stratford. She was sworn in March 8.

2010 special election

Laura Hoydick (R)      1,950   (58 percent)

Janice Anderson (D)   1,390   (42 percent)

Background: Hoydick is a former Board of Education member and chairwoman. She also is the former executive director of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce.

Democrats and unions tried to rally behind Anderson, but Hoydick easily won in what has been a Republican district for more than 30 years. Turnout for the special election was 23.4 percent.

Hoydick is married and the mother of three. They reside in Stratford.

Committees: Banks, Transportation, Veterans

Education: B.A., Sacred Heart University

Occupation: Property manager, Winstanley Property Management of New Haven

Financial disclosure: Hoydick will file her first financial disclosure statement this spring.

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.