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Biographical Profile for Bob Duff
Currently Elected State Senator District 25, Connecticut
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)
Bob Duff is seeking his sixth two-year term representing the people of the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Norwalk and Darien. He is a ranking member of the State Senate and currently serves as Assistant President Pro Tempore.

Bob also serves as Chair of the Energy Committee, Vice-Chair of the Children’s Committee and is a Member of the Appropriations and Regulations Review Committees.

In his service to the people of Norwalk and Darien Bob has also served as Assistant Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Chair of the Banks Committee and Vice Chair of the Transportation and Energy & Technology Committees.

Standing Up for You

Bob is a familiar face in Norwalk and Darien, holding regular office hours locally, giving his constituents time to consult with him on issues important to them. If you see Bob walking down the street, stop and introduce yourself. Seriously! That’s the kind of guy he is.

Bob is one of those people with a “get ’er done” attitude. He rallied the legislature to create a package of assistance programs and reforms to reduce the number of home foreclosures in the state. He’s also led the way in energy conservation and planning, historic preservation, consumer protection and transportation.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
42, 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
Lynchburg College, Doctorate of Humane Letters 2010

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)
Member, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 2007–present
Board Member, Mid Fairfield County Child Guidance Center, 2005–present
Member, Advisory Board, Family and Children's Agency, 2004–present
Board Member, Elderhouse Adult Day Care Center, 2002–present
Board Member, Human Service Council, 2002–present
Board Member, Norwalk Tree Alliance, 2002–present
Member, Advisory Board, Norwalk Land Trust, 2001–present
Member, Mid Fairfield Board of Realtors, 1995–present
Board Member, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, 2008
Member, Emerging Leaders' Conference, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, 2006
Member, Fleming Fellows Leadership Institute of the Center for Policy Alternatives, 2004
Member, Family and Children's Agency
Member, Norwalk United Methodist Church
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)
Bob received the “2013 Legislative Award” from the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association for his work on farm energy issues. Bob was also recently honored by the Connecticut Restaurant Association at the organization’s annual Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner.

This year Bob was also recognized as Community Action Senate Leader of the Year by the Connecticut Association for Community Action, named Outstanding Elected Official by the Public Housing Resident Network, awarded Legislator of the Year by the Connecticut Waterworks Association and the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters again gave Bob a perfect “100” score for his environmental voting record. Most recently, Bob was named 2014 Legislator of the Year by the Connecticut Community Associations Institute.

Over the years Bob has been named “Legislator of the Year”, “Humanitarian of the Year”, and “Family Legislator of the Year”. Early in his career Bob was one of only 35 legislators nationwide accepted into the prestigious Fleming Leadership Institute. Two years later he was one of only two state legislators nationwide chosen to participate in the Emerging Leaders’ Conference.

As your fiscal watchdog, Bob has championed Results-based Accountability, co-chairing a subcommittee that has saved Connecticut taxpayers millions of dollars by curbing government waste. His work has spurred other states to do the same.
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