District towns: East Lyme, Salem
Election history: Jutila won an open seat in 2004, succeeding Democrat Gary Orefice.
2008 general election
|Ed Jutila (D)||7,637||68 percent|
|Gregory Ellis (R)||3,587||32 percent|
Public financing: Jutila qualified for $25,000 in public financing under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned $7,264.49 to the state.
Background: Jutila worked at the State Capitol as an aide after college and during law school. He is a volunteer firefighter and former East Lyme selectman and Democratic town chairman.
Committees: Environment, Public Safety, Transportation
Education: B.A., J.D., University of Connecticut
Occupation: Attorney, Carrier Corporation
2008 Financial Disclosure: Jutila reported outside income from Carrier. His wife, Donna Jutila, is employed by Smith’s Acres, a garden center in Niantic. They own a home in East Lyme.
They hold stock in United Technologies Corp. and several mutual funds.
Jutila filed an addendum listing a debt exceeding $10,000 to American Eagle Federal Credit Union.
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.