James Crawford (Connecticut)
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 35|
|2011 - January 5, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Master's||Southern Connecticut State University|
James Crawford was a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He represented the 35th District from 2011 to 2013. He formerly served as selectman for the Town of Westbrook. Crawford ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 33.
Crawford earned his B.A. in History from Providence College. He went on to receive his M.A. in Urban Studies and Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University.
Crawford has served in the United States Army as a race relations officer. He has also worked as an educator for Westbrook Schools. He is also the owner of The Maples Motel.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Crawford served on these committees:
- Energy and Technology Committee, Connecticut General Assembly
- Insurance and Real Estate Committee, Connecticut General Assembly
- Transportation Committee, Connecticut General Assembly
- See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012
Crawford ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 33. Crawford defeated Mary Ellen Klinck in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He was defeated by Art Linares (R) and also faced Melissa Schlag (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012|
|Connecticut State Senate, District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Mary Ellen Klinck||44.5%||2,007|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 35 General Election (2010)|
|James Crawford (D)||4,744|
|David L. Denvir (R)||4,721|
In 2010, Crawford raised $35,586 in contributions.
His three largest contributors were:
|House Democrats Caucus Cmte Of Connecticut||$2,278|
|Speakers Leadership Cmte||$1,493|
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.
Crawford 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.
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Crawford and his wife Elaine have two children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions 2010
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate List" accessed June 18, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," August 14, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012" accessed November 17, 2012
- Clinton Patch, "Daily Endorses Jim Crawford for State Senate" accessed August 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, "Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12," October 19, 2012
|Connecticut House District 35
| Succeeded by|
Tom Vicino (D)
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