Paul Doyle (politician)

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Paul R. Doyle
Connecticut Senator from the 9th District
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Preceded by Biagio Ciotto
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 28th District
In office
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Robert G. Gilligan
Succeeded by Russell A. Morin
Personal details
Born (1963-04-30)April 30, 1963
Hartford, Connecticut
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Diana Doyle
Residence Wethersfield
Alma mater Colby College, BA
University of Connecticut, JD

Paul R. Doyle is an American politician. Doyle, a Democrat, has been a state senator from Connecticut since 2007.

A resident of Wethersfield, Doyle represents the southern suburbs of Hartford in the Connecticut Senate, including the towns of Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield.

Doyle was born in Hartford and received a B.A. in History from Colby College and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut. Prior to being elected in the Connecticut Senate, Doyle served on the Wethersfield Town Council and as a Connecticut State Representative. In 2006, he ran for the Connecticut Senate for the first time and won.

Doyle often votes independently of his party. He was one of three Democrats to support Governor M. Jodi Rell's plan for a Three Strikes Law against career violent criminals. He was one of two Democrats to oppose the 2011 transgender rights bill,[1] and was the only Democrat to vote against the New Britain–Hartford Busway.[2]

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Connecticut House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert G. Gilligan
Connecticut state representative from the Twenty-Eighth District
1995–2007
Succeeded by
Russell A. Morin
Connecticut Senate
Preceded by
Biagio Ciotto
Connecticut Senator from the Ninth District
2007–present
Succeeded by
incumbent