Cara Pavalock-D’Amato was elected to the Legislature in November of 2014 and proudly represents the 77th General Assembly District covering the town of Bristol.
For the 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions, Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato was appointed by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides to serve as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Housing Committee. She will also serve on the Education and Environment Committees.
Born and raised in Bristol, Connecticut, she is the daughter of dentist Dr. Robert Pavalock and Cathy Pavalock.
Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato attended St. Paul Catholic High School where she was president of her class Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. She was featured in Catholic Digest for her academic and athletic achievements.
Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato obtained her bachelor’s degree from Providence College where she was a Dean’s List student and Vice President of the Board of Multicultural Student Affairs.
She then continued on to earn her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami where she graduated cum laude, interned for the United States Customs, the Florida Bar and was the first student at her university to litigate in the United States Tax Court.
Following law school, Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato moved to Washington, DC to attend Georgetown University Law Center where she received a Master’s of Law degree (LLM) in Taxation.
Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato is a member of both the Connecticut bar and the Florida bar and is a partner at The Law Offices of William J. Forbes in New Britain where she practices family, tax, bankruptcy and foreclosure law.
She is an active member in her community and a member of St. Gregory Church.
She was married last year to her husband, Anthony D’Amato.