Charles Clemons

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Charles Clemons
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 124
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Charles D. Clemons is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 124. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He is Deputy Majority Whip At Large.

Biography

Clemons' professional experience includes working as a Provisional Lieutenant with the City of Bridgeport Fire Department, serving from 1981-1999.

He was on the City Council from 2000-2002, and is the founder of Hockey in the Hood.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Judiciary
Public Safety and Security

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clemons ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 124. Clemons ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Jose Quiroga (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 124, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles "Don" Clemons, Jr. Incumbent 92.5% 5,417
     Republican Jose L. Quiroga 7.5% 442
Total Votes 5,859

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Clemons ran for re-election to the 124th District seat in 2010. He defeated Quentin L. Dreher (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 124 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Clemons (D) 1,960
Quentin L. Dreher (R) 191

2008

On November 4, 2008, Clemons won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 124th District, defeating Cecil Young (R). Clemons received 5,774 votes in the election while Young received 675 votes.[5] Clemons raised $54,112 for his campaign.[6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 124
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Clemons (D) 5,774
Cecil Young (R) 675

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clemons is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Clemons raised a total of $114,833 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[7]

Charles Clemons's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 124 Won $2,470
2010 Connecticut State House, District 124 Won $32,034
2008 Connecticut State House, District 124 Won $54,112
2006 Connecticut State House, District 124 Won $2,610
2004 Connecticut State House, District 124 Won $23,607
Grand Total Raised $114,833

2012

Clemons won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Clemons raised a total of $2,470.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Clemons's campaign in 2012
Connecticut Leadership Committee$250
Bosco, David M.$100
Mcmillian, Gertrude$100
Hines, Mary S.$100
Levin, Jay B.$100
Total Raised in 2012$2,470
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Clemons raised $32,034 in contributions.[8]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,795 to his campaign.

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Charles Clemons' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $48,927

Scorecards

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2014

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

2012

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

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

Clemons received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than his score of 1 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Connecticut State House District 124
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