Roy, Richard F.

District town: Milford

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Election history: Roy won an open seat in 1992, succeeding Democrat Peter C. Smith.

2008 general election

Richard F. Roy (D) 6,964 64 percent
Kevin G. Liddy (R) 3,995 36 percent

Public financing: Each received public financing for their campaigns: Roy, $24,900; Liddy, $25,000.

Each returned a surplus: Roy, $945.53; Liddy, $37.84

Background: Roy was the sponsor of the law banning the use of cell phones while driving.

Commitees: Appropriations, Environment (co-chair), Executive and Legislative Nominations

Education: A.S., New Haven College

Occupation: Freelance writer

2008 Financial Disclosure: Roy reported wages and a pension from the New Haven Register. His wife, Patricia Roy, is a teacher at the St. Mark School in Stamford. They own a home in Milford.

They own several mutual funds.

Roy had no debts in excess of $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.