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James Albis
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 99
In office
February 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedFebruary 22, 2011
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNew York University
Office website
James Albis is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 99. He was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election on February 22, 2011.[1] Albis ran to fill the vacancy created after Michael Lawlor (D) resigned to serve as Undersecretary for Criminal Justice.[2]


Albis earned his B.S. in Economics from NYU in 2006. His professional experience includes working as a Community Development Coordinator for East Haven, CT, Administrator of the Housing Rehabilitation Program, Human Resources Assistant for Yale University, music teacher and handling other grant-based programs.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Albis served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2015
Environment, Chair
Executive and Legislative Nominations
Finance, Revenue and Bonding


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment, Vice Chair
Finance, Revenue and Bonding


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


Campaign themes


Albis's 2011 special election campaign website emphasized several key policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Jobs: "James Albis pledges to work to create jobs by looking at economic incentives for businesses to have locations in Connecticut, and have workers in Connecticut. James understands that towns like East Haven have skilled and motivated workers that need more opportunities to put their skills to use, but also that businesses need valid reasons to locate in Connecticut."
  • East Haven’s State Assistance: "James Albis pledges to work to protect East Haven’s state assistance especially when it comes to the $20 million we have received annually for education. East Haven residents cannot afford to see their taxes go up to pay for lost aid. James is ready, willing, and able to fight to maintain such assistance."
  • Fiscal Responsibility: "James Albis pledges to work to make Connecticut fiscally responsible by urging the government to “live within its means.” We need to look at limiting spending before raising taxes. James also wants to close corporate tax loopholes like the “Las Vegas Loophole” which allows businesses to artificially shift profits to subsidiaries in states, like Nevada, that don’t have corporate income taxes. This would generate revenue and help to balance the budget without raising taxes."
  • Healthcare, Energy, and Education Costs: "James Albis pledges to work to reduce the costs of health care, energy, and education. The costs of these necessary services are rising much faster than East Haven taxpayers can afford. James says it’s time to come up with long term solutions to improve efficiency and drive down costs, benefiting both families and businesses in the process."



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted 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 James M. Albis was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Stacy Gravino was unopposed in the Republican primary. Albis defeated Gravino in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Albis ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 99. Albis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Craig Cubellotii (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames M. Albis Incumbent 68.5% 5,904
     Republcian Craig Cubellotii 31.5% 2,719
Total Votes 8,623


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Albis defeated Linda Monaco (R) in the February 22, 2011 special election.


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.[8]

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."


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

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.[10]


Albis 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. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Lawlor (D)
Connecticut House District 99
Succeeded by