State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato proudly represents the 77th District in the Connecticut
General Assembly and is serving in her fifth term in office.

For the 2023-2024 legislative session, Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato will continue to serve a third term as Ranking Member of the legislatures Insurance Committee as well as serving in a new caucus leadership position as House Republican Whip. Additionally, she will also serve as a member of the Finance, Judiciary, and Screening Committees.

Born and raised in Bristol, Connecticut, she is the daughter of dentist Dr. Robert Pavalock and nurse Cathy Pavalock. Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato attended St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Providence College. She then continued on to earn her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami where she graduated cum laude. During her time in Florida, Rep. Pavalock -D’Amato 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 where she attended Georgetown University Law Center. There she received a Master of Law degree (LLM) in Taxation.

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato is a member of the Connecticut and Florida bar and currently works as a solo practitioner in Bristol, where she practices family law, bankruptcy, and foreclosure defense. In her spare time, she is an active member of the Tunxis Community College Foundation, which helps provide scholarships to high school students. Cara and her husband Anthony D’Amato have a five-year-old son Leo, who was born in 2018.