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Andrew W. Roraback
Court Information:
Waterbury District Superior Court, Connecticut
Title:   Judge
Active:   2013-2021
Past position:   Connecticut State Senate, 30th District
Past term:   2000-2013
Personal History
Born:   3/29/1960
Home state:   Connecticut
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Yale University, 1983
Law School:   University of Virginia Law School, 1987

Andrew W. Roraback is a judge for the Waterbury District Superior Court in Connecticut.[1] He was nominated by Governor Dannel P. Malloy and confirmed by the legislature on March 6, 2013. His current term expires in 2021.[2]


Roraback lives in Goshen, Connecticut, with his wife Kara and their son Andrew Kevin.[3]


Roraback earned a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1983, going on to receive his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1987.[2]


  • 2013-2021: Judge, Waterbury District Superior Court
  • 2000-2013: Connecticut State Senate, 30th District
  • 1994-2000: Connecticut House of Representatives, 64th Assembly District
  • 1988-2013: Roraback & Roraback, family law firm

State senate committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roraback served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roraback served on these committees:


Death penalty

Roraback was the only senate Republican that voted to repeal the death penalty in the state of Connecticut in 2009.[4]

Awards and associations

  • 2007: Family Legislator of the Year (Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies)
  • 2004: GLADD Award (Government Leader Against Drunk Driving) from Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2006: Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership[2]



See also: Connecticut's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Roraback ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 5th District. Roraback won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[5] The signature filing deadline was June 12, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Roraback defeated Mark Greenberg, Justin Bernier and Lisa Wilson-Foley in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[6] He was defeated by Elizabeth Esty in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty 51.3% 146,098
     Republican Andrew Roraback 48.7% 138,637
     Independent John Pistone 0% 12
Total Votes 284,747
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Roraback 32.1% 9,529
Mark Greenberg 27.1% 8,036
Lisa Foley 21.3% 6,333
Justin Bernier 19.6% 5,808
Total Votes 29,706

Campaign themes

  • Jobs and the Economy
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Defense and Foreign Policy
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Environment
  • Energy

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Roraback's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Roraback did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Roraback's campaign committee raised a total of $1,578,508 and spent $1,574,454.[8]

Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[9]

Roraback received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 2nd highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 1 lower than his score of 9 for the 2009-10 term.[9]


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Roraback ran for re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the primary or general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Roraback (R) 27,379
Dennis O'Neil (Working Families Party) 3,875

Campaign donors

In 2010, Roraback raised $4,733 in contributions.[10]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.


On November 4, 2008, Roraback won re-election to the 30th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Michael Renzullo (D).[11]

Connecticut State Senate, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Roraback (R) 32,285
Michael Renzullo (D) 15,717

Campaign donors

In 2008, Roraback collected $55,959 in donations.[12]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $39,040
Goshen Republican Town Committee $139
Priscilla Buckley $100
Roberta Olson $100
James DiMartino $100

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Political offices
Preceded by
Connecticut State Senate - District 30
Succeeded by
Clark J. Chapin (R)