Connecticut House of Representatives District 116

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Connecticut House of Representatives District 116
CT HD 116.JPG
Current incumbentLouis Esposito Democratic Party
Population24,841
Ethnicity31.1% Black, 21.6% Hispanic
Voting age77.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Connecticut’s hundred-and-sixteenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Louis Esposito.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 24,841 civilians reside within Connecticut's hundred-and-sixteenth house of representatives district.[1] Connecticut state legislators represent an average of 23,670 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 22,553 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

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 Louis P. Esposito, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steven R. Mullins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Esposito will face Mullins in the general election.[7]

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.[8][9]

Louis Esposito defeated David Forsyth in the August 14 Democratic primary before winning the general election without opposition.[10][11]

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill notified the Registrars of Voters and Town Clerks in New Haven, West Haven, Hartford and Windsor on August 16, 2012 they had until August 21, 2012 to conduct recounts after close votes in primaries in their municipalities on Tuesday August 14th.[12] The recounts were conducted for District 116 in West Haven and part of New Haven after the count on primary night showed Democrat Esposito receiving 548 votes while his opponent David Forsyth received 537, a margin of 11 votes.[12] The recount showed Esposito was the winner.[13]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 116, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis P. Esposito, Jr. Incumbent 100% 5,333
Total Votes 5,333
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 116 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Esposito Incumbent 50.5% 548
David C. Forsyth 49.5% 537
Total Votes 1,085

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Connecticut House of Representatives District 116 have raised a total of $117,551. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $10,686 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut House of Representatives District 116
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $40,645 2 $20,323
2010 $371 1 $371
2008 $1,950 1 $1,950
2006 $18,875 1 $18,875
2004 $18,675 2 $9,338
2002 $16,780 2 $8,390
2000 $20,255 2 $10,128
Total $117,551 11 $10,686

See also

External links

References