Gary LeBeau

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Gary LeBeau
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Connecticut State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Deputy President Pro Tempore
Present
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1996
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives
1990-1996
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts (1969)
Master'sUniversity of Massachusetts (1976)
Personal
BirthdayJune 1, 1947
Place of birthEasthampton, Massachusetts
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gary D. LeBeau (b. June 1, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. LeBeau did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Born and raised in Easthampton, Massachusetts, Senator LeBeau was educated in public schools and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Master's Degree in Education, a Sixth-Year Degree from the University of Connecticut, and Elementary Education Certification from Central Connecticut State University. A former public school teacher for 36 years, LeBeau is now retired.

LeBeau was first elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1990 from the town of East Hartford. While in the state House, he served on the Finance Committee and as vice-chairman of the Commerce Committee. LeBeau was elected to the state Senate in 1996, where he represents the 3rd Senatorial District towns of East Hartford, South Windsor, East Windsor and Ellington.

LeBeau has been a member of the East Hartford Lions Club for 25 years and has held all major offices in the club. He served on the East Hartford Town Council and is currently a member of the Blessed Sacrament/Our Lady of Peace linked parishes, the East Hartford Historical Society, and the League of Women Voters. His professional experience includes founding the Synergy School for at-risk students and working as the coordinator for Drop Out Prevention and Drug-Free Schools Program for the East Hartford schools and serving on the ERASE Board of Directors, The Capital Region Growth Council Board of Directors, the Liquor Control Task Force Against Underage Drinking, the CT Economic Conference Board, the International Trade Council, the Cultural Heritage Committee, and the East Hartford Child Plan.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

LeBeau's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Tax credits for job creation
  • Major investments in biotechnology, stem cell research and alternative energies such as fuel cells
  • Linking the research departments of various state institutions of higher learning with start-up, high-technology firms; contracting reform
  • State investment in Goodwin College and the Rentschler Field complex.

LeBeau has also supported a transportation study of the Buckland shopping mall area and a legislative Task Force on Fatherhood.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Chair
Energy and Technology, Vice Chair
Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Vice Chair
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

LeBeau ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 3. LeBeau ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Hector Reveron (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary LeBeau Incumbent 70.6% 27,640
     Republican Hector Reveron 29.4% 11,531
Total Votes 39,171

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

LeBeau ran for re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Robert L. Gonzalez (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary LeBeau (D) 19,159
Robert L. Gonzalez (R) 10,782

2008

On November 4, 2008, LeBeau won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate unopposed.[5]

Connecticut State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary LeBeau (D) 28,126

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for LeBeau is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, LeBeau raised a total of $712,937 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

Gary LeBeau's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $107,247
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $107,833
2008 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $40,655
2006 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $53,905
2004 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $51,341
2002 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $64,576
2000 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $76,681
1998 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $64,960
1996 Connecticut State Senate, District 3 Won $145,739
Grand Total Raised $712,937

2012

LeBeau won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, LeBeau raised a total of $107,247.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary LeBeau's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$91,380
Przybysz, Kenneth L$100
Martinaj, Artan$100
Hunter, Charles$100
Bugbee, Francis$100
Total Raised in 2012$107,247
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, LeBeau raised $107,833 in contributions.[7]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $88,380 to his campaign.

2008

In 2008, LeBeau collected $40,655 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,886
Jonathan Hale $200
Jeanne Kehoe $100
Roch Girand $100
Christine Blanchette $100

Scorecards

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2014

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

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

2012

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

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

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]

2012

LeBeau received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 15 others for the lowest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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District

The third senatorial district includes the towns of East Hartford, South Windsor, East Windsor, and Ellington.

Personal

LeBeau lives in East Hartford with his wife Joanne, their three children Kara, Matthew and Christopher, and their chocolate Labrador Retriever "Hershey."

See also

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