District town: Bristol
Election history: Wright won an open seat in 2008, succeeding one-term Republican Ron Burns.
2008 general election
|Christopher A. Wright (D)||5,591||56 percent|
|Jill T. Fitzgerald (R)||4,462||44 percent|
Public financing: Wright ($24,823.36) and Fitzgerald ($25,000) each qualified for public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program. Each returned a small surplus to the state: Wright, $11.28; Fitzgerald, $408.44.
Background: Wright, the son of former Rep. Gardner Wright, D-Bristol, recaptured what had been a Democratic seat.
Committees: Finance, Housing, Insurance
Education: B.A., Central Connecticut State University
Occupation: Registrar, St. Francis Healthcare.
2008 Financial Disclosure: The only outside income reported by Wright was his salary at St. Francis. He owns a condominium in Bristol. He reports no securities worth more than $5,000.
He has debts in excess of $10,000 to Chase Home Finance and Webster Bank.
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.