District town: Wethersfield
Election history: Morin was first elected in 2006, winning the seat long held by Democrat Paul Doyle, who moved to the Senate. Morin won his first race by 1,909 votes.
2008 general election
|Russell A. Morin (D)
|John Cusano (R)
Public financing: Morin qualified for $25,000 in public financing. He returned $7,623.70 to the state.
Background: Russ Morin served on the Wethersfield Board of Education and Town Council and was mayor before running for the legislature.
Committees: Commerce, Finance, Transportation
Education: E.C. Goodwin Tech
2008 Financial Disclosure: Morin reported outside income from Kelly Container, a storage company in Suffield. His wife, Grace Morin, is employed at a medical office. They own a home in Wethersfield and property in Westbrook.
They own stock in Energy Transfer Partners and two stock funds.
Morin declined to disclose his 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.