Committees: Appropriations, Housing, Public Safety & Security, Veterans' Affairs
Senate Republican Whip Paul Cicarella was elected in 2020 to serve in the State Senate representing the 34th District including the towns of Durham, East Haven, North Haven, and Wallingford. He serves as the leading Republican on the legislature’s Housing and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. He also serves on the legislature’s Appropriations and Public Safety and Security Committees.
Paul is a small business owner, retired corrections officer, and youth sports coach. He has served in the field of law enforcement as a Corrections Officer with the Connecticut Department of Corrections. Paul later established a private investigations agency, where he has focused on a wide variety of cases including criminal, personal injury, domestic matters, and loss prevention for local and national businesses, as well as the State and municipalities. He is also the owner of National Bug Sweep and Advanced Installations, a security company.
Paul is a member of the East Haven and Greater New Haven Chambers of Commerce and a sponsor and coach of youth athletics. He served as a wrestling coach for the East Haven High School Yellowjackets for 10 years and founded the Town’s first youth wrestling clinic.
Paul is also a volunteer for organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and is a member and Vice Chairman of the North Haven Republican Town Committee and a member of the North Haven Zoning Board of Appeals. Paul was awarded the 2017 MADD Community Service Award and was inducted into the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame for his wrestling achievements.
Paul grew up in East Haven and currently lives in North Haven with his wife Christy, who works as a nurse, their two children Giada and Paul, III who attend North Haven public schools, and their two bulldogs.