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Paul Formica


Connecticut Senate District 20
  • District Towns
    Bozrah, East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, Waterford
  • Committees
    Appropriations, Energy and Technology, Executive and Legislative Nominations
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  • Capitol Phone
  • Home Town
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  • Government Experience
    SENATE, 2015-present, Minority Whip (2015), Assistant Republican Majority Leader (2017-2018), Deputy Minority Leader (2019-present); past vice-chair, Southeastern CT Council of Governments; Regional Water Committee; co-chair, CT Council of Municipalities Environment Committee; NFIB CT Leadership Council; First selectman, East Lyme, 2007-15
  • Community Experience
    Founder/co-chair, East Lyme Business Community Group; honorary member, Rotary Club Niantic; past member, East Lyme Zoning Commission; member, East Lyme Board of Finance; past president, East Lyme Kiwanis Club; East Lyme Chamber of Commerce; member, CT Restaurant Assoc.; National Restaurant Assoc.; Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce; St. Matthias Knights of Columbus; coach, Little League & Babe Ruth Baseball; Celebrate East Lyme Committee; PR Committee Op-sail CT 12; chairman, Rocky Neck Heart Walk, 2012; Town Crier Award, Council of Small Towns; Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International; CT Restaurant Association Hospitality Hall of Fame; CT Voices for Children 2015 First for Kids Award; CT Voices for Children First Award for 2018
  • Occupation
    Restaurateur / entrepreneur
  • Education
    Cheshire High School
  • Birthplace
    Waterbury, CT

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