|Former candidate for|
|Connecticut State Senate, District 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 21|
|Bachelor's||University of Connecticut|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
Wadsworth attended Hartford Graduate Center and earned his B.S. in Engineering from the University of Connecticut. His professional experience includes working as Vice President of CASLE Corporation, hot air balloon and helicopter pilot. He served in the United States Army as a military policeman.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wadsworth served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Health and Hospitals
- Subcommittee on Higher Education
- Subcommittee on Transportation
- Human Services Committee, Connecticut General Assembly
- Transportation Committee, Connecticut General Assembly
Wadsworth's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "We must cut spending, reduce the tax burden on our citizens, and deal with the unfunded liabilities instead of kicking the can down the road for future generations to deal with."
Jobs and Economy
- Excerpt: "When it comes to jobs, Hartford isn’t getting the job done. Tax increases, a high cost of doing business and burdensome regulations are driving jobs out of Connecticut."
- Excerpt: "During his time in the Legislature, Bill was instrumental during the 2011 Legislative session helping pass a bill that corrected 15 years of lack of protection for municipalities on open space land."
- Excerpt: "Bill will work to make sure that the education of our children is left in the hands of parents, teachers and the local school boards not the politicians in Hartford."
- Excerpt: "As a veteran of the US Army, Bill has always been looking out for our Connecticut Veterans. During his time in the Legislature Bill was a strong supporter of bills aimed at assisting veterans, and has also worked on a number of projects in the local community."
- See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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 Beth Bye was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Bill Wadsworth was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bye defeated Wadsworth in the general election.
|Connecticut State Senate, District 5 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Beth Bye Incumbent||58.9%||22,181|
Wadsworth ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 21. Wadsworth ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by Mike Demicco (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bill Wadsworth Incumbent||48.1%||5,726|
Wadsworth was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated Mike Demicco (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)|
|Bill Wadsworth (R)||4,960|
|Mike Demicco (D)||4,919|
In 2010, Wadsworth raised $32,819 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $26,099 to his campaign.
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.
Wadsworth received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th highest score among the 152 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.
Wadsworth and his wife, Abigail, have three children.
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- Connecticut State Senate
- Connecticut State Senate District 5
- Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014
- Connecticut State Legislature
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Bill Wadsworth on Facebook
- Bill Wadsworth on Twitter
- Campaign contributions 2010
- billwadsworth.com, "Issues," accessed October 8, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed July 15, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official primary and general election results," accessed November 26, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate list," accessed June 19, 2012
- CBS Connecticut, "2012 Primary Results," August 14, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 21, 2012
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, "Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12," October 19, 2012
Demetrios S. Giannaros (D)
|Connecticut House District 21
| Succeeded by|
Mike Demicco (D)