Genga, Henry J.

District town: East Hartford

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Election history: Genga was elected in 2006, winning a special election after Rep. Melody A. Currey resigned to become mayor of East Hartford. He was cross-endorsed in 2008 by the Working Families Party.

2008 general election

Henry J. Genga (D)
100 percent


Public financing: Genga received $7,240 63 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned $1.981.37 in surplus funds.

Background: Genga has been a fixture of East Hartford politics since his election to the Town Council in 1975. He was majority leader for nine of his first 10 years on the council, was town treasurer for 12 years until 1997, then was named to the Metropolitan District Commission in 1998. He returned to the council in 2003.

Committees: Appropriations, Education, Energy and Technology

Education: B.S., University of Hartford; M.A., University of New Haven

Occupation: retired teacher, part-time consultant

2008 Financial disclosure: He reported pension income from East Hartford schools and Travelers, and earnings from consulting for the Capitol Region Education Council.

He and his wife, Elaine, jointly own three retirement accounts.

They reported no debts above $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.