Paul Davis is running for re-election to the Orange Board of Selectmen because he is a strong believer in public and community service. “I feel my experience as a State Representative, teacher, coach, manager, and community volunteer gives me an outstanding foundation to make a positive contribution as a member of the Orange Board of Selectmen. A resident for 40 years, Paul and his wife Debbie raised their children Mara and Seth in Orange and now have grandchildren in the local schools. “I am extremely proud of both my children. Seth is a teacher and coach at Amity High School and Mara, a local university administrator, is a current member of the Orange Board of Education.”
Paul has a unique and diverse background all which involved working with people. He taught science in West Haven for 34 years until retiring in 2002. He coached competitive swimming for almost forty years, including 27 years at Amity High School. He founded the Orange swim program when the pool opened in 1975 and was head coach until 1988. Coach Davis was a Past President of the Amity Coaches Association and Connecticut Coach of the Year several times. In 2009 he was inducted into the Connecticut High Coaches Association and Amity High School Hall of Fame.
In 2004, Paul was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives where he served ten years rising to the rank of Deputy Majority Leader. He was a member of the Education, Transportation, and Energy and Technology Committees; Vice Chair of the Environment Committee and Chair of the Regulations Review Committee. He was widely respected for his bipartisan approach and was recognized on numerous occasions by area and statewide organizations for his outstanding legislative work.
In addition to his work in education, athletics, and government; Paul has many years of experience as a manager in the service industry. He is currently General Manager of the Woodbridge Club, Incorporated; a private pool and tennis club and banquet facility.
In the community, Paul served on the Orange Conservation Commission, the Clean Energy Task Force and was also a member of the Platt Technical High School Citizens Advisory Council. He currently serves on the Orange Foundation and remains active with many community organizations. Paul hopes to bring to the Board of Selectmen a strong voice for new ideas, better planning, improved infrastructure, and greater bipartisan cooperation.