Brenda L. Kupchick

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Brenda L. Kupchick
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Brenda L. Kupchick (b. November 29, 1964) is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 132. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. She formerly served as a member of the Fairfield Representative Town Meeting from 1999 to 2003, and as a member of the Fairfield Board of Education from 2003 to 2009. She has also served as chair Public Health & Safety for Fairfield Representative Town Meeting since 2009.


Kupchick received her diploma from Andrew Wande High School in 1983. She went on to attend both Norwalk Community College and Fairfield University.

Kupchick was the constituent services representative for Congressman Christopher Shays from 2002 to 2008. She is also co-owner of Peter Kupchick Heating & Cooling Inc., founded by Kupchick and her husband in 1996. She has been employed as constituent services representative for Senator John McKinney since 2009 as well.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety and Security
Program Review and Investigations


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


Pet store rules

In May 2014, Kupchick sponsored legislation to bar pet shops from purchasing dogs and cats from unregulated entities, specifically from breeders that had violated animal welfare regulations. The bill also required that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture to create care standards for dog and cat breeders. The legislation passed unanimously in the Connecticut Assembly.[1]



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives will consist 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. Kevin Coyner was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Brenda L. Kupchick was unopposed in the Republican primary. Coyner will face Kupchick in the general election.[2]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kupchick ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 132. Kupchick ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Sue Brand (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda L. Kupchick Incumbent 54.5% 6,708
     Democratic Sue Brand 45.5% 5,593
Total Votes 12,301


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kupchick was uncontested in the August 10 primary. She defeated incumbent Democrat Thomas Drew in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brenda L. Kupchick (R) 4,383
Thomas Drew (D) 4,362

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kupchick is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kupchick raised a total of $65,551 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[6]

Brenda L. Kupchick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132 Won $32,806
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132 Won $32,745
Grand Total Raised $65,551


Kupchick won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kupchick raised a total of $32,806.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brenda L. Kupchick's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Massaro, Craig$200
Schmitz, Janet G.$100
Kreitler, John$100
Massaro, Craig$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,806
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Kupchick raised $32,745 in contributions.[7]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $26,000 to her campaign.


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In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[8]


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[9]

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.[10]


Kupchick received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 24th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. She did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because she was not yet in the legislature.[10]

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Kupchick and her husband, Peter, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Drew
Connecticut House District 132
Succeeded by