Cara Pavalock-D’Amato was reelected for a third term in November 2018 and proudly represents the 77th General Assembly District covering the town of Bristol.
For the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions, Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato was appointed by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides to serve as the Ranking Member of the legislature’s Insurance Committee. She will also serve on the Appropriations, Education, 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, 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 and her husband Anthony D’Amato became first-time parents with the birth of their son Leo last year.