Davis, Paul

District towns: Milford, Orange, West Haven

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Election history: Davis won an open seat in 2004, succeeding nine-term Republican Raymond V. Collins.

2008 general election

Paul Davis (D) 6,621 56 percent
Stephanie A. Williams (R) 5,278 44 percent

Public financing: Davis and Williams each received $25,000 in public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program. Each returned a surplus: Davis, $6,869.31; Williams, $58.82.

Background: Davis was the varsity swim coach at Amity Regional High School for 27 years.

Committees: Education, Environment, Regulation Review

Education: B.S., Southern Connecticut State University

Occupation: Legislator

2008 Financial Disclosure: Davis, a retired teacher and swim coach, reported income from a pension and the Woodbridge Club. His wife, Deborah L. Davis, is employed by Regional School District 1. They own a home in Orange.

They owned shares in several mutual funds.

They had no debts exceeding $10,000.

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.