District town: New Milford
Election history: Chapin was elected with 55 percent of the vote to an open seat in 2000, succeeding Republican Jeanne Garvey.
2008 general election
|Clark J. Chapin (R)||7,433||100 percent|
Public financing: He did not seek public financing for his campaign.
Background: He was serving his third two-year term on the New Milford Town Council when elected to the legislature.
Committees: Environment (ranking member), Human Services, Public Safety.
Education: B.S., University of Rhode Island.
Occupation: Self-employed carpenter.
2008 Financial Disclosure: He reported outside income from his business, Clark Chapin Carpentry Services. He owns a home in New Milford and West Dennis, Mass.
He owns no securities worth more than $5,000.
Chapin filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to release the addendum, as is his choice under the 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. They also are required to file an addendum in which they report any debt of more than $10,000; this may by law be kept confidential.