Connecticut State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2008 and a general election on November 4, 2008.

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.

Campaign contributions

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $5,410,734. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2008 Donors, Connecticut State Senate
Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,195,185
Senate Democrats Victory PAC $21,279
Democrats for New Leadership $18,647
House Exploratory Cmte $6,985
Democratic Senate Majority $6,937
Bridgeport Democratic Town Cmte $4,580
Simsbury Democratic Town Cmte $4,393
Connecticut Education Association $3,000
Afscme Council 4 $3,000
Michael Renzullo Senate Campaign $2,543

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John W. Fonfara: 2,511 Approveda
  • Ed Vargas: 1,661
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Barbara J. Ruhe Approveda
Green Party August 12 Green primary candidates:
  • S. Michael DeRosa Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John W. Fonfara: 18,898 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Fonfara ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Barbara J. Ruhe: 4,027
Green Party S. Michael DeRosa: 1,109

District 2

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Eric D. Coleman Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Veronica Airey-Wilson Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric D. Coleman: 27,321 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Coleman ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Veronica Airey-Wilson: 8,123

District 3

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gary D. LeBeau Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary D. LeBeau: 32,912 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, LeBeau ran on the Working Families ticket.

District 4

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mary Ann Handley Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • David H. Blackwell Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Ann Handley: 28,573 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Handley ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party David H. Blackwell: 20,282

District 5

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jonathan A. Harris Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Joseph Merritt Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jonathan A. Harris: 36,040Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Harris ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Joseph Merritt: 14,807

District 6

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Donald J. DeFronzo Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Thomas A. Bozek Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald J. DeFronzo: 22,079 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, DeFronzo ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Thomas A. Bozek: 9,941

District 7

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • George Colli Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • John A. Kissel Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party George Colli: 19,870
Republican Party John A. Kissel: 24,206 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Republican, Kissel ran on the Working Families ticket.

District 8

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Arthur H. House Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kevin D. Witkos: 2,154 Approveda
  • Moira Wertheimer: 760

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Arthur H. House: 23,627 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, House ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Kevin D. Witkos: 26,853

District 9

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Paul R. Doyle Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ralph Capenera Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul R. Doyle: 27,488 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ralph Capenera: 20,089

District 10

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Toni N. Harp Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Melissa Papantones Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Toni N. Harp: 25,586 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Melissa Papantones: 2,836

District 11

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Martin M. Looney Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martin M. Looney: 29,426 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Looney ran on the Working Families ticket.

District 12

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Edward Meyer Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ryan Suerth Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edward Meyer: 30, 565Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ryan Suerth: 20,430

District 13

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Thomas P. Gaffey Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tim Lenox Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas P. Gaffey: 30,476 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Gaffey ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Tim Lenox: 10,543

District 14

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gayle Slossberg Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Vincent Marino Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gayle Slossberg: 28,248 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Vincent Marino: 16,776

District 15

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joan V. Hartley Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada August 12 Independent primary candidates:
  • Cicero B. Booker Jr. Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joan V. Hartley: 21,839 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Cicero B. Booker Jr.: 5,338

Note: In addition to running as an Independent, Booker, Jr., ran on the Working Families ticket.

District 16

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Sam S.F. Caligiuri Approveda
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada August 12 Independent primary candidates:
  • Mark A. Orsini Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Sam S.F. Caligiuri: 25,362 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Mark A. Orsini: 7,784

District 17

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joe Crisco Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tamath K. Rossi Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Crisco: 25,553 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Crisco ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Tamath K. Rossi: 13,659

District 18

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Andrew M. Maynard Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Anne P. Hatfield Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew M. Maynard: 27,389 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anne P. Hatfield: 13,189

District 19

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Edith G. Prague Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edith G. Prague: 32,458 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Prague ran on the Working Families ticket.

Independent Marianne M. Allard (Write-in): 0
Independent Thomas Foley, Jr. (Write-in): 0

District 20

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Andrea L. Stillman Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Thomas C. Simones Approveda
Libertarian Party August 12 Libertarian primary candidates:
  • Marc L. Guttman Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrea L. Stillman: 29,808 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas C. Simones: 13,547
Libertarian Party Marc L. Guttman: 700

District 21

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Janice Andersen Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dan Debicella Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Janice Andersen: 21,334

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Andersen ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Dan Debicella: 24,925 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Anthony J. Musto: 1,915 Approveda
  • Marilyn Moore: 1,656
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Robert D. Russo Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony J. Musto: 21,747 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Musto ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Robert D. Russo: 17,994
Independent David N. Moore (Write-in): 0

District 23

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Edwin A. Gomes Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Milton Johnson Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edwin A. Gomes: 21,213 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Gomes ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Milton Johnson: 2,308

District 24

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Duane E. Perkins: 1,024 Approveda
  • Terry L. Tierney: 161
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Michael A. McLachlan Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Duane E. Perkins: 17,536

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Perkins ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Michael A. McLachlan: 19,262 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Republican, McLachlan ran on the Independent ticket.

Independent Manuel A. Bataguas (Petitioning): 516

District 25

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bob Duff Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Steve Papadakos Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Duff: 28,807 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Duff ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Steve Papadakos: 12,473

District 26

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Hartwell Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Toni Boucher Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Hartwell: 25,569

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Hartwell ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Toni Boucher: 28,704 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Andrew J. McDonald Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate nominated.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew J. McDonald: 25,946 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent David Bedell (Write-in): 0

District 28

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Martin A. Goldberg Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • John McKinney Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martin A. Goldberg: 19,802

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Goldberg ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party John McKinney: 31,627 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Donald E. Williams Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Harry Carboni Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald E. Williams: 27,733 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Williams ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Harry Carboni: 9,163

District 30

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael J. Renzullo Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Andrew Roraback Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. Renzullo: 17,183

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Renzullo ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Andrew Roraback: 32,285 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Thomas A. Colapietro Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas A. Colapietro: 29,229 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, Colapietro ran on the Working Families ticket.

District 32

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John McCarthy Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Robert J. Kane Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John McCarthy: 22,432

Note: In addition to running as a Democrat, McCarthy ran on the Working Families ticket.

Republican Party Robert J. Kane: 28,571 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Eileen M. Daily Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Vincent A. Pacileo III Approveda
Green Party August 12 Green primary candidates:
  • Colin D. Bennett Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eileen M. Daily: 30,326 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Vincent A. Pacileo III: 17,624
Green Party Colin D. Bennett: 1,682

District 34

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidate nominated.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Leonard A. Fasano Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Leonard A. Fasano: 31,122 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: In addition to running as a Republican, Fasano ran on the Working Families ticket.

District 35

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidate nominated.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tony Guglielmo Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tony Guglielmo: 34,822 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mark Diamond Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • L. Scott Frantz Approveda
Green Party August 12 Green primary candidates:
  • Zachary A. Chaves Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Diamond: 17,912
Republican Party L. Scott Frantz: 26,308 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Zachary A. Chaves: 975

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