Cara Christine Pavalock-D’Amato was born in UCONN Hospital and raised in Bristol Connecticut. She is the daughter of local dentist Dr. Robert Pavalock and retired nurse, Cathy Pavalock. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School and St. Paul Catholic High School.
Representative Pavalock obtained her bachelor’s degree from Providence College. She earned her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami where she graduated Cum Laude and then received a masters of law degree (LL.M.) in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
Cara is a member of the Florida bar and the Connecticut bar. She now owns her own law firm, Pavalock Law located in Bristol where she practices in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure and family law.
As an active member of the community, Cara is a board member of the Tunxis Community College Foundation and was named Connecticut's Mother of the Year in 2020.
Cara is married to Anthony "Tony" D'Amato. They live in Bristol with their two dogs and son Leo.
Cara is serving her third term as State Representative. She is the ranking member of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee and also serves on the Appropriations Committee and Education Committee.
The next election will be held November 3, 2020. District 77 polling locations include Edgewood School, Northeast School, Mtn. View School and Bristol Eastern High school.