District town: Newtown
Election history: Lyddy won an open seat in 2008, succeeding nine-term Republican Julia B. Wasserman.
2008 general election
|Christopher B. Lyddy (D)||7,054||56 percent|
|William F.L. Rodgers (R)||5,200||41 percent|
William F.L. Rodgers (*I)
*Rodgers was cross-endorsed by the Independent Party.
Background: Lyddy’s solid win in what had been a safe Republican district was one of the bigger surprises of 2008. He a social worker who runs a program for juvenile offenders.
Committees: Education, Human Services, Public Health
Education: B.A., Salve Regina University; M.A., University of Pennsylvania
Occupation: Program director, Forensic Health Services
2008 Financial Disclosure: Lyddy reported income from Forensic Health Services. He owned no securities or real estate.
He declined to disclose details of any debts in excess of $10,000, 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.