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David D. McCluskey

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David D. McCluskey
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Connecticut House of Representatives District 20
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Education Coordinator
David D. McCluskey is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 20 from 1999 to 2011. McCluskey resigned to take a position on the Board of Pardon and Paroles.[1] A special election was held February 22, 2011, to elect a replacement.[2] Prior to leaving the house, he served as Assistant Majority Leader.


McCluskey's professional experience includes working as Education Coordinator for the Connecticut State Employees Association, Staff Representative for University Health Professionals from 1997 to 2001, Director of Public and Political Affairs of the Connecticut State Police Union from 1989 to 1997 and District Office Manager of New York State Senator Martin Connor from 1986 to 1988.

McCluskey is a member of the Capitol Community College Foundation, Cornell Club of Greater Hartford, Cornell University Alumni Ambassador Network and Vice President of the Greater Hartford Labor Council.[3]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, McCluskey served on the following committees:



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

McCluskey ran for re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. McCluskey defeated Connecticut for Lieberman candidate John P. Kilian and PEC candidate Ellen Brassil in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David D. McCluskey (D) 5,392
Ellen Brassil (PEC) 528
John P. Kilian (CFL) 507


On November 4, 2008, McCulskey won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 20th District, defeating Chad Thompson (R) and John Mertens (Connecticut for Lieberman). McCluskey received 7,278 votes in the election while Thompson received 2,370 votes, and Mertens received 184 votes.[4] McCluskey raised $30,540 for his campaign.[5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 20
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David McCluskey (D) 7,278
Chad Thompson (R) 2,370
John Mertens (CFL) 184

Campaign donors


Listed below is the largest contributor to David D. McCluskey's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,484

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Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 20
Succeeded by
Joe Verrengia (D)