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Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

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Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Connecticut State Senate2014 Connecticut House Elections
Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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.

Incumbents retiring

A total of six incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Gary LeBeau Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 3
Edward Meyer Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 12
Andrea Stillman Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 20
John McKinney Ends.png Republican Senate District 28
Donald Williams, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 29
Jason Welch Ends.png Republican Senate District 31

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Connecticut State Senate:

Connecticut State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 22 Pending
     Republican Party 14 Pending
Total 36 36

Qualifications

Candidate Ballot Access
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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.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 10 of the 36 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Five Democrats and five Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 26 of the 36 districts up for election. Four of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Two other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Three districts that held competitive elections in 2012 feature only one major party in 2014. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 7: Incumbent John A. Kissell (R) will face John Foxx (D) in the general election. Kissell won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 13: Incumbent Dante Bartolomeo (D) will face Len Suzio (R) in the general election. Bartolomeo won by a margin of victory of 0.7 percent in 2012.
  • District 19: Incumbent Catherine A. Osten (D) will face Steven Everett (R) in the general election. Osten won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 33: Incumbent Art Linares (R) will face Emily Bjornberg (D) in the general election. Linares won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.

Mildly Competitive

Previously Competitive, Now Unopposed

  • District 16: Incumbent Joe Markley (R) is unopposed in both the Republican primary and the general election. Markley won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 24: Incumbent Michael A. McLachlan (R) is unopposed in both the Republican primary and the general election. McLachlan won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 31: Henri Martin (R) is unopposed in both the Republican primary and the general election for the seat being vacated by Jason Welch (R). Welch won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of three incumbents will face primary competition on August 12. Six incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 27 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Six incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 30 (83.3%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats and two Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 10, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

Note: In Connecticut:

  • Endorsed candidates must be chosen at a party convention.
  • No more than one candidate is allowed to be nominated for any office at the convention.
  • That candidate then runs in the primary as a "party-endorsed candidate."
  • Both endorsed and non-endorsed candidates must receive at least 15% of the vote at a convention or gather enough signatures to equal 2% of enrolled party members.
  • If there is only one candidate, no primary is held.

District 1

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District 2

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District 3

Note: Incumbent Gary LeBeau (D) is not running for re-election.

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District 4

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Steve Cassano - Incumbent Cassano first assumed office in 2011.
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District 5

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Beth Bye - Incumbent Bye first assumed office in 2011.
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District 6

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 7

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District 8

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District 9

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 10

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 11

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 12

Note: Incumbent Edward Meyer (D) is not running for re-election.

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District 13

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District 14

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District 15

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District 16

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • Joe Markley - Incumbent Markley first assumed office in 2011.

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District 17

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Crisco - Incumbent Crisco first assumed office in 1993.
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District 18

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District 19

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District 20

Note: Incumbent Andrea Stillman (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
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Working Families Party Working Families Party candidates:

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District 21

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District 22

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District 23

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 24

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:

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District 25

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Duff - Incumbent Duff first assumed office in 2005.
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District 26

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • Toni Boucher - Incumbent Boucher first assumed office in 2009.

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District 27

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Carlo Leone - Incumbent Leone first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:

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District 28

Note: Incumbent John McKinney (R) is not running for re-election.

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District 29

Note: Incumbent Donald Williams, Jr. (D) is not running for re-election.

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District 30

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
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District 31

Note: Incumbent Jason Welch (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 32

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:

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District 33

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • Art Linares - Incumbent Linares first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 34

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:
  • Len Fasano - Incumbent Fasano first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 36

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party August 12 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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