District towns: Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, Voluntown
Election history: Maynard won a close election for an open seat in 2006, succeeding Republican Catherine Cook, who ran unsuccessfully for comptroller. Maynard lost a challenge to Cook in 2004.
2008 general election
|Anne P. Hatfield (R)||13,189||33 percent|
|Andrew M. Maynard (D)||27,389||67 percent|
Public financing: Maynard received $85,000 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program and returned a surplus of $12,751.84.
Background: Maynard is one of the Democrats who has criticized his own leadership for not taking stronger steps cut the projected deficit. In December, he was one of five Democratic senators to vote against his party’s deficit mitigation plan.
Maynard sided with business on two recent issues, voting against an expansion of workers compensation and requiring private employers to offer paid sick days. He voted for a minimum-wage increase.
He was Stonington’s chief elected official for eight years.
He lives in Stonington.
Committees: Appropriations, Environment, General Law, Program Review, Veterans (co-chair)
Education: B.A., Connecticut College
2008 Financial Disclosure: Maynard reported no income, no real estate and no securities worth more than $5,000.
He 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.