District towns: Norwalk and Darien
Election history: Duff won an open seat in 2004, succeeding Republican Robert Genuario, who became Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s budget chief. He also was twice elected to the House, beginning with a special election in 2002.
2008 general election
|Steve Papadakos (R)||12,473||30 percent|
|Bob Duff (D)||26,820||65 percent|
|Bob Duff (WF)||1,987||5 percent|
Public financing: Duff received $84,150 in public financing under the Citizens’ Election Program and returned a surplus of $405.46.
Papadakos received $84,900 and returned $40.69.
Background: Duff is one of the downstate Democrats who occasionally breaks with the Democratic majority on budget and tax issues. He voted against the Democratic budget in June 2009 and missed a vote on a Democratic deficit-reduction plan in May 2009. He also was one of the Democrats to vote against a medical marijuana bill in 2007.
His career got off to a quick start. He won two House elections in 2002, then ran for his Senate seat two years later
Duff is married and the father of two. They reside in Norwalk.
Committees: Appropriations, Banks (co-chair), Energy and Technology, Transportation
Education: B.S., Lynchburg College
Occupation: Real estate agent, self-employed
2008 Financial Disclosure: Duff reported income from his real-estate business. His wife, Tracey Duff, is employed by General Atlantic Partners. They own their home in Norwalk and three other properties in Norwalk.
Duff owned several mutual funds.
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.