Connecticut House of Representatives District 72

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Connecticut House of Representatives District 72
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Current incumbentLarry Butler Democratic Party
Population22,174
Ethnicity34.2% Black, 36.3% Hispanic
Voting age71.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Connecticut’s seventy-second state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Larry Butler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 22,174 civilians reside within Connecticut's seventy-second 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 Larry B. Butler is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ruben Rodriguez is unopposed in the Republican primary.[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. Incumbent Larry Butler defeated Mike Stango (R) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the August 14 primary elections.[8] [9]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry B. Butler Incumbent 78.2% 4,217
     Republican Mike Stango 21.8% 1,176
Total Votes 5,393

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Connecticut House of Representatives District 72 have raised a total of $162,549. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $13,546 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut House of Representatives District 72
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $64,668 2 $32,334
2010 $28,072 1 $28,072
2008 $16,800 1 $16,800
2006 $23,436 3 $7,812
2004 $8,220 1 $8,220
2002 $10,988 2 $5,494
2000 $10,365 2 $5,183
Total $162,549 12 $13,546
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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