About Senator Doyle
Deputy Majority Leader
Chair: Judiciary; Regulation Review
Vice Chair: Energy & Technology
Member: Executive & Legislative Nominations; Legislative Management
Paul Doyle is serving his sixth 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 Judiciary and Regulation Review committees, as well as Vice-Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee. Senator Doyle also serves as a member of the Executive & Legislative Nominations and Legislative Management committees.
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.
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.