Jason Welch (Connecticut)
|Connecticut State Senate District 31|
|January 5, 2011-Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||Quinnipiac University School of Law|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army National Guard|
|Years of service||Dates unknown|
|Profession||Business & Construction Litigation Attorney|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Welch served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Health, Ranking Member|
|• Veterans' Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Welch served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Health, Ranking Member|
|• Veterans' Affairs, Ranking Member|
- 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.
|Connecticut State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jason C. Welch Incumbent||51.1%||20,506|
- 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)|
|Jason Welch (R)||14,717|
|Thomas Colapietro (D)||13,944|
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.
|Jason Welch's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut State Senate, District 31||$106,982|
|2010||Connecticut State Senate, District 31||$105,935|
|Grand Total Raised||$212,917|
2012Welch 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|
|Foley, Tom C||$100|
|Martin, Peter J||$100|
|Barnes, Melanie A||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$106,982|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Welch raised $106,202 in contributions.
No contributions to his campaign were of $88,225 or more.
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.
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.
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Welch and his wife Elizabeth have seven children.
- Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Jason Welch on Facebook
- Jason Welch twitter page
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate List" Accessed June 18, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 17, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Jason Welch," Accessed September 17, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
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