Jason Welch (Connecticut)

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Jason Welch
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Connecticut State Senate District 31
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHamilton College
J.D.Quinnipiac University School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army National Guard
Years of serviceDates unknown
ProfessionBusiness & Construction Litigation Attorney
Jason C. Welch is a former Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 31 from 2011 to 2015. He served as Minority Whip. Welch did not seek re-election in 2014.


Welch earned his B.A. from Hamilton College and his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Lloyd of London's. He served in the Army National Guard and the United States Coast Guard Reserves.

Committee assignments


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:



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


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


Welch won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Welch raised a total of $106,982.


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

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


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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]


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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Welch and his wife Elizabeth have seven children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Colapietro (D)
Connecticut State Senate District 31
Succeeded by
Henri Martin (R)