Megna, Robert W.

District town: New Haven

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Election history: Megna was elected in 2000, unseating Republican Chris DePino by 397 votes.

2008 general election

Robert W. Megna (D) 5,725 100 percent


Public financing: Megna did not seek public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program.

Background: Megna was one of just 15 legislators to get a 100-percent rating by the liberal Connecticut Citizen Action Group during the 2007-2008 term, largely because of his vote against an energy bill that CCAG said was tilted against consumers.

Megna is involved in a bipartisan business venture: Statehouse Stables, the owner of a thoroughbred racehorse, Nehantic Kat. His co-owners include two former legislators, Democrat Gary Orefice of Niantic and Republican Robert Heagney of Simsbury.

Committees: Energy and Technology, Finance, Insurance

Education: A.S., Bergen Community College; B.S., Oregon State University

Occupation: Owner, Robert W. Megna & Associates

2008 Financial Disclosure: Megna reported outside income from his rental income and winnings earned by Nehantic Kat, the thoroughbred he owns through a limited liability corporation. Megna owns a home in New Haven and five rental income properties. He reported no income from his insurance adjusting business, Megna & Associates.

Megan has debts in excess of $10,000 to Wachovia Bank and People’s United.

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.