McCluskey, David

District towns: West Hartford

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Election history: McCluskey was elected in 1998, winning back a Democratic seat briefly held by a Republican. He has not had a serious challenge since 2002, when a Republican came within 202 votes.

2008 general election

David McCluskey (D) 7,278 74 percent
Chad A. Thompson (R) 2,370 24 percent
John Mertens (*CFL) 184 2 percent

*Connecticut for Lieberman

Public financing: McCluskey qualified for $24,484.25 in public financing. He returned $14,610.56 to the state.

Background: Since earning a graduate degree in industrial and labor relations in 1988, McCluskey has worked for organized labor, including the State Police Union, nurses at the UConn Health Center and the Connecticut State Employees Association.

Committees: Environment, Finance, Legislative Management, Transportation

Education: B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Cornell

Occupation: Education coordinator, CSEA

2008 Financial Disclosure: The only outside income McCluskey reported was his salary from the CSEA.

He holds a mutual fund and a retirement account worth in excess of $5,000.

He declined to disclose any debts, as allowed by 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.