Antonietta Boucher

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Antonietta Boucher
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Connecticut State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives
1996-2008
1995-1996
Connecticut State Board of Education
1986-1994
Wilton Board of Education
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of San Diego
Master'sUniversity of Connecticut Business School
Personal
BirthdayDecember 4, 1949
Place of birthItaly
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Antonietta "Toni" Boucher (b. December 4, 1949) is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She is currently Senate Assistant Minority Leader.

Boucher was a member of the Wilton Board of Selectmen. She was a member of the Wilton Board of Education from 1986 to 1994 and was Chair from 1991 to 1993. From 1995 to 1996 she was a member of the Connecticut State Board of Education. She served in the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 1996 to 2008. She served as House Assistant Minority Leader in 2001, 2003, and from 2005 to 2008.

Boucher attended both Commonfund Endowment Management Institute of Harvard Business School and American University. She went on to receive her MBA in International Marketing from the University of Connecticut Business School.

Boucher has worked in the following positions: Executive for UAL/Westin, Translator, Secondary Education Language Teacher, Marketing Director for Mentus and MB Systems, Marketing Executive for General Electric, and Director of the Commonfund Institute.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Boucher served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Ranking Member
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Ranking Member
Transportation, Ranking Member

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Antonietta Boucher endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014
See also: Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2014

Boucher is running for re-election in 2014. Before announcing her plans to seek re-election on March 11, 2014, Boucher explored a bid for Governor of Connecticut.[2][3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Boucher ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 26. Boucher ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Carolanne Curry (D) and write-in Green Party candidate Remy Chevalier in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Connecticut State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAntonietta Boucher Incumbent 58.6% 31,824
     Democratic Carolanne Curry 41.4% 22,510
Total Votes 54,334

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Boucher ran for re-election to the 26th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated John Hartwell (D) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 26 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Antonietta Boucher (R) 25,417
John Hartwell (D) 16,262

2008

On November 4, 2008, Boucher won election to the 26th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating John Hartwell (D).[7]

Connecticut State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Antonietta Boucher (R) 28,704
John Hartwell (D) 24,820

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Boucher is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Boucher raised a total of $380,578 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[8]

Antonietta Boucher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 26 Won $107,402
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 26 Won $88,632
2008 Connecticut State Senate, District 26 Won $103,021
2006 Connecticut State House, District 143 Won $5,365
2004 Connecticut State House, District 143 Won $34,440
2002 Connecticut State House, District 143 Won $12,815
2000 Connecticut State House, District 143 Won $13,955
1998 Connecticut State House, District 143 Won $14,948
Grand Total Raised $380,578

2012

Boucher won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Boucher raised a total of $107,402.

2010

In 2010, Boucher raised $102,033 in contributions.[9]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $88,299 to her campaign.

2008

In 2008, Boucher collected $103,021 in donations.[10]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $84,591
Linda Nye $100
David Dephtereos $100
Barry Asness $100
Ellen Essman $100

Scorecards

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.[11]

2012

Boucher received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 6th highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 2 lower than her score of 9 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Personal

Boucher and her husband, Henry, have three children.

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