|Denise W. Merrill|
|Official Photo of Denise Merrill|
|73rd Secretary of the State of Connecticut|
January 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Susan Bysiewicz|
|Connecticut State Representative from the 54th District|
1995 – January 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Jonathan Pelto|
|Succeeded by||Gregory Haddad|
|Constituency||Represented Mansfield and Chaplin|
|Website||Office of the Secretary of the State|
Merrill was first elected to office in 1994 and served as the House Majority Leader after being elected to that position prior to the 2009 legislative session and until becoming Secretary of the State. Previously, Merrill had served as the House Chair on the Appropriations Committee from 2005-2008. In the State House she represented Fifty-Fourth Assembly District, which includes the towns of Mansfield and Chaplin.
Secretary of State
Following the state Democratic primary held on August 10, 2010, Merrill became her party's nominee for Secretary of the State for the November 2010 election. She went on to defeat Republican candidate Jerry Farrell Jr. on November 2.
Merrill is also a classically trained pianist. She has three grown children and one grandchild.
- "Connecticut Primaries: Results". Hartford Courant. August 10, 2010. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
|Connecticut House of Representatives|
Jonathan W. Pelto
|Connecticut state representative for the 54th District
|Majority Leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives
|Secretary of the State of Connecticut
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