Diana Urban

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Diana Urban
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 43
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLong Island University
Master'sChadwick University and Stony Brook
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Diana S. Urban is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000. She changed parties, from Republican to Democrat in 2006.

Biography

Urban's professional experience includes working as a Senior Consultant with the Results Leadership Group. She has been an Adjunct Professor with Three Rivers College, and a Professor with the University of Connecticut, Avery Point.

Urban is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, North Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission, Parents Committee of Williams College, and the founder of the Small Business Advocacy Task Force.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Children
Environment
Program Review and Investigations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Urban ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 43. Urban ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated William Cutler, who ran as a Republican write-in candidate. in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiana S. Urban Incumbent 100% 9,255
Total Votes 9,255

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Urban ran for re-election to the 43rd District seat in 2010. She defeated Bill Cutler (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 43 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Diana Urban (D) 6,278
Bill Cutler (R) 3,325

2008

On November 4, 2008, Urban won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 43rd District, defeating Brian Kluberdanz (R). Urban received 8,078 votes in the election while Kluberdanz received 4,601 votes.[5] Urban raised $31,205 for her campaign; Kluberdanz raised $26,460.[6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 43
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Diana Urban (D) 8,078
Brian Kluberdanz (R) 4,601

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Urban is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Urban raised a total of $163,185 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[7]

Diana Urban's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 43 Won $33,330
2010 Connecticut State House, District 43 Won $24,097
2008 Connecticut State House, District 43 Won $31,205
2006 Connecticut State House, District 43 Won $14,875
2004 Connecticut State House, District 43 Won $20,586
2002 Connecticut State House, District 43 Won $15,087
2000 Connecticut State House, District 43 Won $24,005
Grand Total Raised $163,185

2012

Urban won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Urban raised a total of $33,330.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Diana Urban's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,820
Patton, Mary$100
Montgomery, Robert L$100
Thomas, Rolfe$100
Patton, James H$100
Total Raised in 2012$33,330
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Urban raised $31,198 in contributions.[8]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $24,953 to her campaign.

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Diana Urban's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,700

Scorecards

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.[9]

2012

Urban 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 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[9]

Awards

On October 26, 2010, Governing magazine named Urban as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for her work on Connecticut's results-based accountability (RBA) system.[10] Other honorees included Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Texas Senator John Whitmire and Texas Representative Jerry Madden. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[11]

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Connecticut State House District 43
2001–present
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