Paul Doyle

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Paul Doyle
Connecticut State Senate District 9
In office
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
Senate Majority Whip
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives
Bachelor'sColby College
J.D.University of Connecticut School of Law
BirthdayApril 30, 1963
Place of birthHartford, CT
Office website
Campaign website
Paul R. Doyle (b. April 30, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 9 since 2007. He is currently Senate Majority Whip.

Doyle was a Liaison for the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce. He was also an Executive Assistant for the Democratic State Central Committee. He was Treasurer of the Town of Wethersfield from 1989 to 1991. He then served on the Wethersfield Town Council from 1991 to 1994. He served in the Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 28, from 1994 to 2006.

Doyle attended the University College in Galway, Ireland. He then earned his BA in History from Colby College. He also attended the University of Notre Dame Law School in London, England. He later received his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Doyle was a Toll Fellow in 1997. He is currently an attorney for Heneghan, Kennedy and Doyle Limited Liability Company.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Doyle served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
General Law, Chair
Housing, Vice Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Regulations Review


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


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



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Doyle ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 9. Doyle ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Joe Dinunzio (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [1][2][3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul R. Doyle Incumbent 67.1% 28,995
     Republican Joe Dinuzio 32.9% 14,187
Total Votes 43,182


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Doyle ran for re-election to the 9th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Dom Mazzoccoli (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 9 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Doyle (D) 21,582
Dom Mazzoccoli (R) 13,727


On November 4, 2008, Doyle won re-election to the 9th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Ralph Capenera (R).[4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Doyle (D) 27,488
Ralph Capenera (R) 20,089

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Doyle raised $103,959 in contributions. [5]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $87,450 to his campaign.


In 2008, Doyle collected $102,331 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $84,980
Paul Doyle $100
Joanna Saraceno $100
Joyce Teraila $100
Vincent Imme $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.[7]


Doyle received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 17th highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 1 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[7]

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Doyle has a wife, Diana.

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