Jutila, Ed

District towns: East Lyme, Salem

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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.