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Connecticut House of Representatives District 107

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Connecticut House of Representatives District 107
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Current incumbentVacant
Population23,785
Ethnicity1.5% Black, 4.6% Hispanic[1]
Voting age75.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Connecticut’s hundred-and-seventh state house district currently vacant. It was mostly recently represented by former Republican Representative David Scribner. He resigned to join the state Liquor Control Commission.[2]

As of the 2010 census, a total of 23,785 civilians reside within Connecticut's hundred-and-seventh house of representatives district.[3] Connecticut state legislators represent an average of 23,670 residents.[4] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 22,553 residents.[5]

About the office

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits.[6] Connecticut legislators assume office the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election.

Qualifications

Article III, Section 4 of the Connecticut Constitution states: The house of representatives shall consist of not less than one hundred twenty-five and not more than two hundred twenty-five members, each of whom shall be an elector residing in the assembly district from which he is elected. Each assembly district shall be contiguous as to territory and shall elect no more than one representative. For the purpose of forming assembly districts no town shall be divided except for the purpose of forming assembly districts wholly within the town.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Connecticut legislature are paid $28,000 per year. They receive no per diem.[7]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happened. All special elections must be held no later than 46 days after a Governor's declaration. If the vacancy happened with less than 125 days left before the general election, the special election must be held on the same day as the general election. No election can be called by the Governor if the vacancy happened with less than 49 days before the general election.[8]

Elections

2015

See also: Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2015

Stephen Harding, Jr. (R) defeated Howard Lasser (D) in the special election on February 24.[9][10]

The seat was vacant following David Scribner's (R) appointment to the state Liquor Control Commission.[11]

A special election for the position of Connecticut House of Representatives District 107 was called for February 24. Candidates were nominated by parties rather than chosen in primaries.[12]

2014

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. Dan Smolnik was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent David A. Scribner was unopposed in the Republican primary. Scribner defeated Smolnik in the general election.[13][14]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 107 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scribner Incumbent 64.6% 5,476
     Democratic Dan Smolnik 28% 2,374
     Independent David Scribner Incumbent 5.5% 463
     Working Families Dan Smolnik 1.9% 164
Total Votes 8,477

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2012. A total of 151 seats were up for election in 2012. Incumbent David Scribner defeated Harold A. Shaker in the August 14 Republican primary elections, before defeating David Stevenson (WF) in the general election.[15][16]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 107, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid A. Scribner Incumbent 86.3% 8,653
     Working Families David Stevenson 13.7% 1,375
Total Votes 10,028
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 107 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scribner Incumbent 60.8% 1,024
Harold A. Shaker 39.2% 660
Total Votes 1,684

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Connecticut House of Representatives District 107 have raised a total of $173,373. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $15,761 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut House of Representatives District 107
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $48,570 2 $24,285
2010 $21,876 2 $10,938
2008 $55,665 2 $27,833
2006 $7,325 1 $7,325
2004 $14,303 1 $14,303
2002 $6,150 1 $6,150
2000 $19,484 2 $9,742
Total $173,373 11 $15,761

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. newstimes.com, "State Rep. Scribner resigns for Liquor Control Commission post," January 7, 2015
  3. Public Mapping Project, “Connecticut 2010 Census Statistics”, October 29, 2013
  4. United States Census 2010, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 22, 2013
  5. United States Census 2010, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 27, 2013
  6. Connecticut General Assembly, "Length of terms of Connecticut State Senators," accessed December 16, 2013
  7. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  8. Connecticut General Assembly, "Connecticut General Statutes," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute 9-215(a), Connecticut General Statutes)
  9. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed February 10, 2015
  10. CTNews.com, "Harding victory over Lasser in 107th District," February 24, 2015
  11. newstimes.com, "State Rep. Scribner resigns for Liquor Control Commission post," January 7, 2015
  12. Stamford Plus, "Special elections for three state assembly seats to be held February 24," January 12, 2015
  13. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed July 15, 2014
  14. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official primary and general election results," accessed November 26, 2014
  15. Connecticut Secretary of State, "2012 General Election," October 29, 2013
  16. Connecticut Secretary of State, "2012 General Primary," October 29, 2013