Jason Welch (Connecticut)

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Jason Welch
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Connecticut State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHamilton College
J.D.Quinnipiac University School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army National Guard
Years of serviceDates unknown
Personal
ProfessionBusiness & Construction Litigation Attorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jason C. Welch is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as Minority Whip.

Welch earned his B.A. from Hamilton College. He went on to receive his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Welch served in the Army National Guard. He has also served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. He is currently an attorney for Lloyd of London's.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Internship
Judiciary
Public Health, Ranking Member
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Welch ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 31. Welch ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Dave Roche (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason C. Welch Incumbent 51.1% 20,506
     Democratic Dave Roche 48.9% 19,633
Total Votes 40,139

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Welch was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated incumbent Democrat Thomas Colapietro in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Welch (R) 14,717
Thomas Colapietro (D) 13,944

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Welch is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Welch raised a total of $212,917 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[4]

Jason Welch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 31 Won $106,982
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 31 Won $105,935
Grand Total Raised $212,917

2012

Welch won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Welch raised a total of $106,982.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Welch (Connecticut)'s campaign in 2012
Public Fund$91,385
Foley, Tom C$100
Martin, Peter J$100
Winter, Jason$100
Barnes, Melanie A$100
Total Raised in 2012$106,982
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Welch raised $106,202 in contributions.[5]

No contributions to his campaign were of $88,225 or more.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[6]

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[7]

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.[8]

2012

Welch received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 6th highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[8]

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Personal

Welch and his wife Elizabeth have seven children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Colapietro
Connecticut State Senate District 31
2011–present
Succeeded by
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