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Paul Doyle

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Deputy Majority Leader, Connecticut State Senate (2013 - 2019)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Paul Doyle is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 9 from 2007 to 2019.

Doyle (Democrat) was a candidate for Attorney General of Connecticut. Doyle lost the primary on August 14, 2018.

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 University College in Galway, Ireland. He then earned his B.A. in history from Colby College. He also attended the University of Notre Dame Law School in London, England. He later received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Doyle was a Toll Fellow in 1997. He went on to become an attorney for Heneghan, Kennedy and Doyle Limited Liability Company. Doyle has a wife, Diana.

In June 2016, Doyle provided information that assisted in the arrest of a bank robber. Doyle was able to provide this information because he halted the robbery in progress by chasing the suspect. The robber, who had since been caught and serving time for drug charges, was arrested for the attempted robbery at the end of his sentence for drug charges.

Education

  • Attended, University College Galway, Ireland
  • Attended, University of Notre Dame Law School, London, England
  • JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1990
  • BA, History, Colby College, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Attended, University College Galway, Ireland
  • Attended, University of Notre Dame Law School, London, England
  • JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1990
  • BA, History, Colby College, 1985
  • Partner, Heneghan, Kennedy and Doyle Limited Liability Company, present

Political Experience

  • Attended, University College Galway, Ireland
  • Attended, University of Notre Dame Law School, London, England
  • JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1990
  • BA, History, Colby College, 1985
  • Partner, Heneghan, Kennedy and Doyle Limited Liability Company, present
  • Former Majority Whip, Connecticut State Senate
  • Deputy Majority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, 2013-2019
  • Senator, Connecticut State Senate, District 9, 2006-2019
  • Candidate, Connecticut Attorney General, 2018
  • Representative, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 28, 1994-2006
  • Member, Wethersfield Town Council, 1991-1994
  • Treasurer, Town of Wethersfield, 1989-1991

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Executive Assistant, Democratic State Central Committee

Former Vice Chair, Energy and Technology Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Member, Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Chair, Judiciary Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Member, Legislative Management Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Chair, Regulation Review Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Attended, University College Galway, Ireland
  • Attended, University of Notre Dame Law School, London, England
  • JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1990
  • BA, History, Colby College, 1985
  • Partner, Heneghan, Kennedy and Doyle Limited Liability Company, present
  • Former Majority Whip, Connecticut State Senate
  • Deputy Majority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, 2013-2019
  • Senator, Connecticut State Senate, District 9, 2006-2019
  • Candidate, Connecticut Attorney General, 2018
  • Representative, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 28, 1994-2006
  • Member, Wethersfield Town Council, 1991-1994
  • Treasurer, Town of Wethersfield, 1989-1991
  • Member, Board of Directors, Inter-Community Mental Health Group
  • Interviewer, Colby College Alumni
  • Liaison, Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Wethersfield Memorial Parade Committee

Other Info

— Awards:

  • 1997 Toll Fellowship Program

Elections

2018


General election
General election for Attorney General of Connecticut

William Tong (D) defeated Susan Hatfield (R) and Peter Goselin (G) in the general election for Attorney General of Connecticut on November 6, 2018.

William Tong (D)
52.5%
715,340 Votes

Susan Hatfield (R)
46.5%
633,360 Votes

Peter Goselin (G)
1.1%
14,358 Votes

Total votes: 1,363,058

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Attorney General of Connecticut

William Tong defeated Chris Mattei and Paul Doyle in the Democratic primary for Attorney General of Connecticut on August 14, 2018.

William Tong (D)
57.4%
119,574 Votes

Chris Mattei (D)
25.8%
53,822 Votes

Paul Doyle (D)
16.7%
34,822 Votes

Total votes: 208,218
(91.00% precincts reporting)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for Attorney General of Connecticut

Susan Hatfield defeated John Shaban in the Republican primary for Attorney General of Connecticut on August 14, 2018.

Susan Hatfield (R)
79.3%
106,076 Votes

John Shaban (R)
20.7%
27,639 Votes

Total votes: 133,715
(91.00% precincts reporting)


2016

Elections for the Connecticut State Senate took place in 2016. The primary election took place on August 9, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was June 7, 2016.

Incumbent Paul Doyle defeated Earle Roberts in the Connecticut State Senate District 9 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 9 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Paul Doyle Incumbent 63.30% 29,684
Republican Earle Roberts 36.70% 17,213
Total Votes 46,897
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Incumbent Paul Doyle ran unopposed in the Connecticut State Senate District 9 Democratic primary.

Connecticut State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Paul Doyle Incumbent (unopposed)
Earle Roberts ran unopposed in the Connecticut State Senate District 9 Republican primary.

Connecticut State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Earle Roberts (unopposed)

2014

Elections for the Connecticut State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Paul R. Doyle was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Earle V. Roberts (R), who filed to run after the primary, in the general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 9 General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Doyle Incumbent 63.1% 20,799
Republican Earle V. Roberts 36.9% 12,164
Total Votes 32,963

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.

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 Dinunzio 32.9% 14,187
Total Votes 43,182

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

2008

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

Connecticut State Senate, District 9 (2008)

Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Doyle (D) 27,488
Ralph Capenera (R) 20,089
Articles

Gov. Malloy: Connecticut's Small Businesses Driving State's Recovery

Jul. 12, 2012

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that five Connecticut small businesses are receiving assistance through the state's Small Business Express Program (EXP). The program was part of the bipartisan Jobs Bill passed during last year's jobs special session to encourage business expansion and job growth. "Across the state, every day, Connecticut's small businesses are investing, innovating, and finding ways to grow," Governor Malloy said. "Whether that means upgrading to equipment that will run more efficiently, expanding their technical capabilities, developing better products, or reaching out to new customers, these companies are a potent force for job growth in our state." In total, EXP will provide $100 million to help the state's small businesses hire more employees and fund capital investments. The program, administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), offers loans and matching grants to Connecticut companies with not more than 100 employees at the time of application. The businesses announced today are: iDevices, LLC of Avon develops products that incorporate wireless connectivity into Apple devices. The company is investing $100,000, and is receiving a matching grant of $100,000 and a loan of $250,000 for leasehold improvements, inventory, research and development, marketing, and training as they extend their Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled product line. iDevices is retaining nine jobs and will hire five new employees. "As a result of the Jobs Bill which was passed last fall in a bi-partisan effort, iDevices will be receiving these grant and loan funds to assist with their continued excellence in product development, and that will enable them to grow jobs in the Avon business community," State Representative Tim LeGeyt (R- Avon and Canton) said. "By matching their significant investment in their company's future, the state is continuing to work with local businesses, which are the heart of our economy, to support the growth of enterprise and jobs." Grow Home Organics, LLC of Guilford manufactures innovative and patent-pending products for outdoor kitchens and gardens. The company is receiving a dollar-for-dollar grant matching its investment of $83,800, for the purchase of new machinery, marketing, and research and development. The company will create three new jobs. "I am pleased to have been a sponsor of Connecticut's small business express package which has been so helpful in my senate district, now providing three new jobs to an organics company in Guilford," State Senator Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) said. "I'm delighted that this small business in Guilford, which has a great deal of potential, is receiving an important state grant," said State Representative Pat Widlitz (D-Guilford, Branford). "Hopefully, it will assist them in moving forward in their innovative initiatives and will help create jobs here in town. Innovative, small business is the economic engine that ultimately drives the state economy and these grants are critical for moving Connecticut forward." Connecticut Valley Bindery, Inc. of New Britain is receiving a grant matching the company's investment of $50,000 for new equipment, enhancements to existing equipment, and leasehold improvements. The company is retaining 27 and adding one new job. "Connecticut Valley Bindery is a family-owned business that has been in New Britain for a quarter-century, so I'm glad this manufacturing grant from the state will help keep them competitive and growing right here in town," State Senator Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain) said. "Governor Malloy has shown exactly how state government can help foster job growth in a tough economy and I applaud his drive to get Connecticut working again, " State Representative Rick Lopes (D-New Britain, Newington) said. "I also commend the small businesses as these efforts would be in vain without their willingness to expand and thrive. " Wethersfield Offset, Inc., of Rocky Hill is a commercial printing service, is receiving a grant matching the company's investment of $55,721 for the purchase of new machinery and equipment. The company will hire two new employees. "This grant award sends the message to small business owners in Connecticut that we have your back," State Senator Paul Doyle (D-Wethersfield) said. "The best way to jumpstart the economy is to continue investing in small businesses and growing jobs. This grant to Wethersfield Offset in Rocky Hill is further proof that the Small Business Express grant is doing exactly what we intended it to do -- create jobs and strengthen local economies." "The state remains committed to building up small businesses like Wethersfield Offset in Rocky Hill," State Representative Tony Guerrera (D-Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Newington) said. "When we provide businesses with the tools they need to grow, we boost employment and build the local economy." Fire Alarm Specialty Design, LLC of Windham designs fire and security alarm systems, specializing in healthcare, educational, municipal, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The company is investing $100,000 and receiving a matching grant for the same amount, and a revolving loan of $100,000 to expand, acquire new equipment, and train new hires. It will retain seven and add three new positions. "Helping small businesses like Windham's Fire Alarm Specialty Design expand and create new jobs is crucial if we want to keep moving Connecticut's economy forward," State Representative Susan Johnson (D-Windham) said. "I appreciate Governor Malloy's strong support of our local businesses." "In this tough economy, we must remain focused on helping folks find jobs, " Senate President Donald E. Williams (D-Windham, Brooklyn) said. "Connecticut stands out as one of the few states that is investing small businesses and job creation. This targeted state assistance will directly result in real jobs for Windham area residents." For more information on EXP or to apply for the program, visit the Small Business Express Program web page or contact Michelle Lugo at DECD at 860-270-8052 or Michelle.Lugo@ct.gov.

Gov. Malloy: Investments in Small Businesses Help Them to Grow

May 16, 2012

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that five Connecticut small businesses in East Granby, Hartford, Killingly, Newington and West Hartford have qualified for assistance through the state's Small Business Express Program (EXP). The program was created as a part of the bipartisan Jobs Bill passed during last year's jobs special session, to encourage business expansion and job growth. "Small businesses need access to capital to reach new customers," Governor Malloy said. "The Small Business Express Program is giving these already-successful businesses a path to obtain the funding they need to retain and grow jobs." In total, EXP will provide $100 million to help the state's small businesses hire more employees and fund capital investments. The program, administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), offers loans and matching grants to Connecticut companies with fewer than 50 employees at the time of application. The businesses announced today are: MacNaughton Builders, LLC of East Granby is receiving a $100,000 matching grant. The company will invest a total of $200,000 in leasehold improvements, capital equipment, and employee training, enabling MacNaughton's expansion into the home energy retrofit trade. The company will hire 15 new positions. "Our goal is to pave the way for job creation in East Granby," State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) said. "We need to do all we can to help growing small businesses like MacNaughton Builders. These 15 new jobs will boost the local economy and pay big dividends for East Granby." "This grant is a positive development for both MacNaughton Builders, LLC and for East Granby," State Representative Elaine O'Brien (D-East Granby, Suffield, Windsor) said. "We are still facing an economy that continues to be a challenge. It's important that we continue to invest in our businesses and this investment in MacNaughton will lead to the hiring of 15 new employees and job creation must continue to be our goal." Capitol Printing Co., Inc. (DBA Minuteman Press) of Hartford is investing $94,866 of company funds and receiving a matching grant of the same amount to invest in several pieces of new equipment that are environmentally-friendly and will help meet new U.S. Postal Service mailing requirements. The company will retain 12 jobs and hire and train a new mailing specialist to help it expand. "It is great to see another business in the city growing with the help of the state's Small Business Express program," State Representative Matthew Ritter (D-Hartford, Bloomfield) said. "Encouraging job growth with companies like Capitol Printing is good for the economy and a solid investment for taxpayers." K-Town Automotive, LLC, a Killingly automotive sales and repair company, qualified for a $50,000 revolving loan. The company will finance refurbishment of two wreckers and construct a secure vehicle storage area, enabling K-Town to expand its services. The company will retain five and add one new hire. "Last October, legislators and the Governor created the Small Business Express Program to help small businesses like K-Town Automotive retain and create the jobs that will spur our state's economic recovery," Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) said. "Investments like this help workers keep their jobs, help companies grow jobs and sends a message that Connecticut is open for business." "Small businesses, like K-Town, are the engines of economic growth. The state's investment allows K-Town to hire more staff and grow our local economy," State Representative Mae Flexer (D-Killingly) said. "Governor Malloy is clearly focused on the needs of small businesses in eastern Connecticut and I want to thank him for his strong support." C&C Janitorial Supplies, Inc. of Newington is receiving a grant matching $100,000 in company funds and a job creation loan of $250,000 for working capital, acquisition of machinery and equipment, and training of five new hires. The company will also retain 23 employees. "Investing in small businesses gets to the heart of what an economic resurgence is all about. With this grant, C&C Janitorial Supplies can grow its business and hire more people -- a true win-win for the company and for the state," State Senator Paul Doyle (D-Wethersfield) said. "My hope is for Connecticut to keep up this positive momentum on job creation and for local businesses to continue on the path to success." "The key to getting the economy back on track is helping companies like C&C grow and hire new workers," State Representative Sandy Nafis (D-Newington) said. "Because these incentives will be used to help jumpstart job creation and encourage long-term economic growth, they are also good investments for taxpayers." Gledhill Nursery, Inc. of West Hartford is receiving a loan of $100,000 for working capital. The garden center, gift shop and landscape design and installation company will retain eight jobs. "Gledhill Nursery has been a West Hartford tradition for 90 years, always growing and expanding but still maintaining its reputation for excellent customer service," State Senator Beth Bye (D-West Hartford) said. "If there was ever a place to plant a state loan in the hopes of seeing future growth, Gledhill is the place." "Small businesses like Gledhill Nursery form the foundation of our local economy," State Representative Brian Becker (D-Avon, Farmington, West Hartford) said. "The state's ability to provide grants and low-interest loans to this business enables them to maintain and create jobs -- a win for everyone." For more information on EXP or to apply for the program, visit the Small Business Express Program web page or contact Michelle Lugo at DECD at 860-270-8052 or Michelle.Lugo@ct.gov.

Governor Malloy: Norwalk and Newington Companies Poised to Grow Jobs

Apr. 23, 2012

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today highlighted two items on this week's State Bond Commission agenda that will strengthen the economy, make Connecticut more competitive, and create or retain jobs. FactSet Research Systems Inc., a Norwalk-based financial data and software company, and Beacon Industries, an aerospace machining company merging with TECT Power in Newington, are both positioned to make additional investments in their companies, which will create or retain high-value jobs in the state. "By changing how the state partners with business, reducing bureaucracy, and speeding up how we invest and support Connecticut companies, we are setting the stage for an economic revival," said Governor Malloy. "Our unemployment rate, once 9.2 percent, continues a steady decline and is now lower than the national average. But we need to do more to ensure that our economic recovery continues. By supporting the expansion of FactSet and the merger of Beacon and TECT Power, both solid companies with a history in the state, we are sending a strong message that we are serious about turning around decades of no-growth." FactSet Research Systems Inc., Norwalk, is a financial data and software company that provides analysts, portfolio managers and other investment professionals with access to financial data. The company has developed its own software and combs other databases to provide critical research services to those in the money management industry. The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will provide a 10-year, $2 million loan at a rate of 2.5% to aid the FactSet expansion project, which is expected to create 200 jobs over the next five years. The loan may be forgiven based on the number of jobs FactSet creates. FactSet Research Systems Inc. may also be eligible for job creation tax credits and up to $8 million in Urban and Industrial Sites Reinvestment Tax Credits. "The key to getting the economy back on track is helping companies like FactSet grow and hire new workers," said Senator Bob Duff. "FactSet is a global company that stays true to its roots here in Norwalk. This is an investment that will come back to the state tenfold in the amount of jobs it creates and the boost it will no doubt give the economy here." "It is great to see a result such as this -- $2 million in state funding to help a worthy Norwalk employer -- coming a relatively short time after Governor Malloy's jobs tour of the state," said Representative Bruce Morris. "I'm encouraged by the governor's continued commitment to increasing jobs in lower Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut as a whole." FactSet currently employs 641 people in Connecticut. Beacon Industries will merge with TECT Power of Newington, a move that will retain 165 employees and create 60 jobs. Beacon Industries, a leader in the precision aerospace machining field for 60 years, will acquire TECT Power in Newington, which makes similar parts for the aerospace industry. Beacon plans to invest $10.2 million to move its Bloomfield operation into TECT's Newington building and lease 180,000 square feet. The consolidation and move ensure Beacon Industries will continue operations and retain all 165 employees. The project also gives the company the opportunity to grow. Beacon plans to add 60 jobs within six years. Financial assistance through the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Development Authority (CDA) is supporting the project. DECD will provide a 10-year, $1.5 million loan at a rate of 4%, with forgiveness based on the number of jobs created. CDA provided a $1.5 million loan. "Anytime the state can invest in a project that preserves and creates jobs and at the same time quickens the pace of economy recovery here, it is worth celebrating," said Senator Paul Doyle. "I am grateful to Governor Malloy for engaging in a smart job creation strategy by investing in Beacon Industries' acquisition of TECT." "Businesses like Beacon Industries, are the engines of economic growth. The state's investment allows Beacon to move to Newington and create 60 new jobs," said State Representative Sandy Nafis. "Governor Malloy is clearly focused on the needs of businesses and I want to thank him for his strong support." "I thank Governor Malloy for his commitment to getting Connecticut working again," said Representative Rick Lopes. "This funding will help spur economic activity in Newington, will increase job opportunities and will contribute to pulling us out of the economic downturn." "Connecticut remains a hub of precision manufacturing," said Representative Tony Guerrera. "The merger of Beacon Industries and TECT Power and their commitment to grow in Newington is a good sign for our future." The State Bond Commission is expected to approve the DECD funding at its next meeting on April 27.