David Baram

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David Baram
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 15
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
David A. Baram is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Baram's professional experience includes working as President/Vice President for Government Affairs Committee of the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, moderator of the Bloomfield Annual Town Meeting, and member of the Bloomfield Democratic Party.[1]

Baram is a member of the Clayman, Tapper and Baram, Limited Liability Corporation. He also currently serves as a Commissioner of the Bloomfield Center Fire District, and Justice of the Peace, State of Connecticut.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Baram served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
General Law, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Baram served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Baram served on these committees:



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 David A. Baram was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while James McGovern was unopposed in the Republican primary. Baram will face McGovern in the general election.[2]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Baram ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 15. Baram ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Quentin Johnson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid A. Baram Incumbent 83.8% 9,908
     Republican Quentin E. Johnson 16.2% 1,910
Total Votes 11,818


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Baram ran for re-election to the 15th District seat in 2010. In the August 10 primary election, Baram defeated his Democratic primary opponents Leo Canty and James Michel. Baram received 1,866 votes in the primary while Canty received 929 votes, and Michel received 333 votes.[6] Baram defeated Howard A. Jubrey, Jr. (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Baram (D) 7,270
Howard A. Jubrey, Jr. (R) 2,378

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Baram is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Baram raised a total of $90,753 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[7]

David Baram's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 15 Won $33,216
2010 Connecticut State House, District 15 Won $57,537
Grand Total Raised $90,753


Baram won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Baram raised a total of $33,216.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Baram's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Lieberman, Stephen J$100
Hunt, Dorothy G$100
Leslie, Barbara$100
Cooney, David W$100
Total Raised in 2012$33,216
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Baram raised $57,537 in contributions.[8]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $48,446 to his campaign.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

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In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[9]


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[10]

Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[11]


Baram received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Connecticut State House District 15
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