Connecticut State Senate District 20

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Connecticut State Senate District 20
Current incumbentAndrea Stillman Democratic Party
Population96,786
Ethnicity7.8% Black, 9.5% Hispanic
Voting age79.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Connecticut’s twentieth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Andrea Stillman.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 96,786 civilians reside within Connecticut's twentieth state senate district.[1] Connecticut state senators represent an average of 99,280 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 94,599 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Connecticut State Senate serve two-year terms without term limits.[4] Connecticut legislators assume office the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election.

Qualifications

Article III, Section 3 of the Connecticut Constitution states: The senate shall consist of not less than thirty and not more than fifty members, each of whom shall be an elector residing in the senatorial district from which he is elected. Each senatorial district shall be contiguous as to territory and shall elect no more than one senator.

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 senate, 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 State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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. Elizabeth B. Ritter defeated William L. Satti in the Democratic primary, while Paul M. Formica was unopposed in the Republican primary. Formica defeated Ritter in the general election. Ritter was also endorsed by the Working Families Party.[7][8][9]

Connecticut State Senate, District 20 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul M. Formica 51.3% 16,103
     Democratic Elizabeth Ritter 41.7% 13,077
     Independent Paul M. Formica 4.5% 1,404
     Working Families Elizabeth Ritter 2.6% 804
Total Votes 31,388
Connecticut State Senate, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Ritter 65.5% 2,837
William Satti 34.5% 1,495
Total Votes 4,332

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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 36 seats were up for election in 2012. Incumbent Andrea Stillman defeated Mike Doyle (R) and Marc Guttman (L) in the general election. The candidates ran unopposed in the August 14 primary elections.[10] [11]

Connecticut State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrea L. Stillman Incumbent 60.2% 24,222
     Republican Mike Doyle 38.1% 15,323
     Libertarian Marc Guttman 1.7% 665
Total Votes 40,210

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Connecticut State Senate District 20 have raised a total of $1,076,243. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $71,750 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut State Senate District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $218,332 2 $109,166
2010 $110,631 2 $55,316
2008 $201,348 2 $100,674
2006 $124,133 2 $62,067
2004 $238,778 3 $79,593
2002 $104,927 2 $52,464
2000 $78,094 2 $39,047
Total $1,076,243 15 $71,750

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