Cara Pavalock-D’Amato was reelected for a fourth term in November 2020 and proudly represents the 77th General Assembly District covering the town of Bristol.
For the 2021-2022 legislative session, Cara has been named for a second term as the Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Insurance Committee and first as an Assistant House Republican Leader by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora.
She will also be serving for the second consecutive session on the Appropriations Committee and her first with the Judiciary Committee.
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, 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 solo practitioner in Bristol where she practices family law, bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. She also an active board member of the Tunxis Community College Foundation which helps provide scholarships to high school students. Cara and her husband Anthony D’Amato became first-time parents with the birth of their son Leo in 2018.