State Senator

Paul Doyle

Deputy Majority Leader

Chair: Energy & Technology

Ranking Member: Regulation Review

Vice-Chair: Judiciary

Member: Executive & Legislative Nominations

Representing Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill & Wethersfield

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9th Senate District

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Banning Variable-Rate Electricity Contracts

May 20, 2014 —A bipartisan group of legislative leaders announce that Connecticut will move one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation to ban potentially deceptive and unpredictable variable-rate electricity contracts.

About Senator Doyle

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Paul Doyle is serving his fifth term representing the residents of the 9th State Senate District, which consists of the towns of Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. He currently serves as Senate Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, as well as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Regulation Review Committee. Senator Doyle also serves as a member of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.

For 12 years prior to his Senate service, Senator Doyle served in the state House of Representatives from the 28th Assembly District; he was House Chair of the Banks Committee and a member of the Judiciary and Commerce Committees.

In 1997, Senator Doyle was selected as a Toll Fellow—a program that honors and acknowledges 40 individuals nationwide for their outstanding achievement and service to state government. Prior to his first election to the General Assembly in 1994, Senator Doyle was heavily involved in politics and government both at the state and local level.

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In the mid-eighties, Senator Doyle worked on the Democratic State Central Committee in Hartford as an executive assistant. Locally, he served as the Wethersfield Town Treasurer for two years before he was elected twice to the Wethersfield Town Council. While on the Town Council, he was Chair of the Transportation, Refuse Disposal, and Ambulance Committees; he was also liaison to the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Doyle holds a B.A. in History from Colby College and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford. Senator Doyle also attended University College Galway (Ireland) and the University of Notre Dame Law School (London, England).

Senator Doyle lives in Wethersfield with his wife Diana, and has practiced law with several Connecticut firms. He is currently a partner in the firm of Heneghan, Kennedy & Doyle, L.L.C. in Rocky Hill.

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Proposal to Ban Variable-Rate Electricity Contracts

February 24, 2015 —Senators Looney and Doyle call for a ban on variable-rate electricity contracts which been shown to end up costing ratepayers more over the life of the agreement.