District town: Bridgeport
Election history: Grogins unseated 12-term Democrat Robert T. Keeley Jr., by 94 votes in a Democratic primary in 2008.
2008 general election
|Auden C. Grogins (D)
|Phillip Young (R)
2006 Democratic primary
|Auden C. Grogins
|Robert T. Keeley Jr.
Public financing: Grogins received $24,395.63 in public financing for her primary campaign and $22,943.08 for her general campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. She returned a surplus of $8,565.55.
Background: Grogins served on the City Council for 12 years, then was elected to the Board of Education.
Committees: Education, Government Administration and Elections, Public Health
Education: B.S., State University of New York; J.D., Quinnipiac Law School.
2008 Financial Disclosure: Grogins reported income from her solo law practice, cases handled for the state as a special public defender and from Suffield Associates, a real-estate investment partnership in Fairfield.
Her husband, Ira W. Nachem, is a bank executive and adjunct professor who had wages from Capital One Bank, New York University and royalties from sales of his book, “The Complete Guide to Financing Real Estate Developments.”
They own a home in Bridgeport and condominiums in Winhall, Vt., and Bonaire, Netherland Antilles.
She filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. She declined to release the addendum, as is her 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.