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Eileen Daily

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Eileen Daily
Connecticut State Senate District 33
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNortheastern University (1966)
Date of birthMarch 3, 1943
Place of birthBoston, MA
Eileen M. Daily (b. March 3, 1943) is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 33 from 1993 to 2013. She was Assistant Minority Leader from 1995 to 1996, Assistant President from 1997 to 1998 and Senate Deputy President Pro Tempore.

Daily was on the Board of Education for the City of Westbrook from 1976 to 1983, First Selectman for the City of Westbrook from 1983 to 1989 and on the Board of Selectmen for the City of Westbrook from 1989 to 1991.


Daily earned her B.A. from Northeastern University in 1966 and attended the Barney School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Hartfrod and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her professional experience includes working as a Service Representative for Connecticut Blue Cross from 1964 to 1969, Sales Manager for PK Association from 1981 to 1983 and Executive Assistant for the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services from 1990 to 1992.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Daily served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Daily served on these committees:



Daily will not seek re-election in 2012.


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Daily ran for re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Neil Nichols (R) and Colin Bennett (G) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 33 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eileen Daily (D) 21,069
Neil Nichols (R) 17,851
Colin Bennett (G) 1,017


On November 4, 2008, Daily won re-election to the 33rd District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating opponents Vincent Pacileo III (R) and Colin Bennett (G).[1]

Connecticut State Senate, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eileen Daily (D) 30,326
Vincent Pacileo III (R) 17,624
Colin Bennett (G) 1,682

Campaign donors


In 2010, Daily raised $103,695 in contributions.[2]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $85,335 to her campaign.


In 2008, Daily collected $99,505 in donations.[3]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $84,785
Bruce Dutch $100
Eva Bunnell $100
Bruce Bozsum $100
Edward O'Donnell $100


Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[4]


Daily received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 15 others for the lowest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 2 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[4]


Daily and her husband, Jim, have two children.

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Preceded by
Connecticut State Senate - District 33
Succeeded by
Art Linares (R)