Catherine Abercrombie

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Catherine Abercrombie
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 83
Incumbent
In office
March 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 2005
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Catherine F. Abercrombie is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 83. She was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election in March 2005. She currently serves as Assistant Majority Whip. She formerly served as Assistant Majority Leader.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Human Services, Chair
Insurance and Real Estate

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Catherine Abercrombie was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Pablo Soto was unopposed in the Republican primary. Abercrombie will face Soto in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Abercrombie ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 83. Abercrombie ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Pablo Soto (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 83, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Abercrombie Incumbent 63.9% 6,105
     Republican Pablo Soto 36.1% 3,449
Total Votes 9,554

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Abercrombie ran for re-election to the 83rd District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the primary or general election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Abercrombie won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 83rd District, defeating Kevin Scarpati (R). Abercrombie received 6,928 votes in the election while Scarpati received 3,285 votes.[5] Abercrombie raised $30,165 for her campaign.[6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 83
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Catherine Abercrombie (D) 6,928
Kevin Scarpati (R) 3,285

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Abercrombie is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Abercrombie raised a total of $73,509 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[7]

Catherine Abercrombie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 83 Won $32,059
2010 Connecticut State House, District 83 Won $345
2008 Connecticut State House, District 83 Won $30,165
2006 Connecticut State House, District 83 Won $10,940
Grand Total Raised $73,509

2012

Abercrombie won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Abercrombie raised a total of $32,059.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Catherine Abercrombie's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,790
Dezinno, Roger$100
Morelli, Margaret K.$100
Tomassetti, Anthony D.$100
Gallo, Elizabeth M.$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,059
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Abercrombie raised $345 in contributions.[8]

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Catherine Abercrombie's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,990

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[9]

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."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[10]

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."

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

Abercrombie received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 65th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Personal

Abercrombie is married.

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