Ben McGorty

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Ben McGorty
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 122
In office
July 25, 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedJuly 22, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Ben McGorty is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 122. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on July 22, 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, McGorty served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2015



General election

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Ben McGorty defeated Michael C. Vickerelli in the Republican primary and defeated Kelly Hanna (G) and Cheryl S. Jansen (nonpartisan) in the general election.[1][2][3]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 122 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen McGorty Incumbent 84.1% 5,907
     Green Kelly Hanna 9.8% 692
     Nonpartisan Cheryl S. Jansen 6.1% 428
Total Votes 7,027
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 122 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen McGorty Incumbent 62.1% 749
Michael Vickerelli 37.9% 458
Total Votes 1,207

Special election

See also: Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2014

Ben McGorty (R) defeated Arlene Liscinsky (D) in the special election.[4][5]

The seat was vacant following Lawrence Miller's (R) death.[4]

A special election for the position of Connecticut House of Representatives District 122 has been called for July 22. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary.[4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 122, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen McGorty 75.3% 1,403
     Democratic Arlene Liscinsky 24.7% 459
Total Votes 1,862

Note: Results provided here are unofficial returns.[6]


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In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Miller (R)
Connecticut State House District 122
July 2014-Present
Succeeded by