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Biographical Profile for Bob Duff
Currently Elected State Senator District 25, Connecticut
Age:
Party: Connecticut Democratic Party
Phone: 203.840.1333
Address: 50 Toilsome Avenue
Norwalk CT 06851
 
Bob Duff's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
There s a lot of talk about change these days. Happens every election. Rarely do the politicians change anything. It s the same old rhetoric year after year. I m tired of it. My guess is you are too.

Since 2002, you the people of Norwalk and Darien have asked me to do one simple thing keep my promises to you. That means being accessible to you, listening to your concerns, and then taking action to bring about meaningful results. Because I ve always done that, you sent me back to the capitol in 2004 and again in 2006. Thank you for trusting me. It s been an honor serving you.

The Challenges Ahead

There s a lot of uncertainty these days. Washington is in turmoil. The economy is gasping for renewed life. Wall Street seems to be on a perpetual roller coaster ride, up one day and down the next. And my job is to help ensure that we here in Connecticut are shielded as much as possible from the turbulence. My ways seem a little old fashioned, even conservative, to some people. But many of you have thanked me for the level-headed approach I take to managing our state s business. So I will continue to do as you desire.

Standing Up for You

Governments sometimes lose sight of their original purpose to protect the people. No one seems to be immune. The poor, the small businessperson, the entrepreneur, seniors and veterans alike, have all fallen through the cracks of the bureaucracy. Sometimes I m called upon to help a neighborhood get a stop sign installed. Or the issue may be much larger, like preventing a fare surcharge that would affect thousands of daily commuters. I push government to act when necessary and I prevent it from pushing you around
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
37, Married to Tracey Duff, 2 children.
5th generation Norwalk resident.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Norwalk High School, Class of 1989
Lynchburg College, BA, political science, Class of 1993

Student Activities Board
Student Government
Student Senator
Intern for U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Realtor, 1995-present, William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
Office Manager, 2000-2001, William Pitt Real Estate, Old Greenwich, CT
Long Term Substitute Teacher, Norwalk Public Schools, 1993-1995

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Serves as a board member of the Human Services Council, Elderhouse, the Maritime Aquarium, the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County, the Family and Children's Agency, Norwalk Land Trust and the Norwalk Tree Alliance.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
State Representative 2002 (special election)
State Representative 2002-2004
State Senator 2005-present
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Member, Norwalk United Methodist Church
served on various committees
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
I'm proud to have been honored by numerous civic organizations in the community. Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, the Save Cranbury Association, the Broad River Neighborhood Association, the Norwalk YMCA, Side by Side Charter School, the Colonial Village Resident Council, American Legion Post 67 in Norwalk, the American Lung Association, UConn Advocates, and the American Heart Association. In 2003, the YMCA of Connecticut I was named a Legislator of the Year, and in 2005, I was awarded the Legislator of the Year Award by the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter and the Connecticut Association of Not-for-profit Providers for the Aging honored me with the Rick Wallace Award of Merit Legislator of the Year. Most recently, I was honored with the President's award from the Workplace, Inc. for his work in leading the state's response to the subprime mortgage crisis and also the Alliance for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut for my work on children's health issues.

In September 2004, I was accepted into the Fleming Leadership Institute, one of only thirty-five legislators nationwide. The Fleming Fellows Leadership Institute of the Center for Policy Alternatives identifies emerging leaders from the ranks of the nation's state legislators and provides them with a unique program of values-based leadership training and sustaining support.

In the summer of 2006, I was chosen to participate in the Emerging Leaders' Conference, sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation. This selective organization selects only two candidates from each state for up-and-coming public officials.
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