Green, Kenneth P.

District towns: Hartford, Bloomfield

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Election history: Green was elected in 1994, succeeding Eric Coleman, who won a Senate seat. Green survived a tough primary in 2002 after redistricting placed him and another Democratic incumbent, Barnaby Horton, in the same district.

2008 general election

Kenneth P. Green   (D)
95 percent
Mark A. Friedman (*CFL)
5 percent

*Connecticut for Lieberman

Public financing: Green did not seek public financing under the Citizens’ Election Program

Background: One of 25 pieces of legislation Green sponsored in 2009 was a resolution expressing the “profound regret of the Connecticut General Assembly for the history of wrongs inflicted upon black citizens by means of slavery, exploitation and legalized racial segregation.”

The measure passed unanimously after Green and House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero, R-Norwalk offered a joint amendment clarifying that the resolution was not a basis for anyone to seek damages from the state.

Green and his wife live in Hartford.

Committees: Housing (co-chair), Finance, Judiciary.

Education: B.A., Hampshire College; M.S.W., University of Connecticut

Occupation: Social worker at the Polaris Center of East Hartford, a regional alternative-education facility operated with state support by the Capitol Regional Education Council.

2008 Financial Disclosure: Green reported income from CREC; his wife, Evelyn Green, had income from Cigna and two former employers, Central Connecticut State University and the Episcopal Church.  They own a home in Hartford.

Green reported owning no securities above the $5,000 reporting threshold.

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.