John Hennessy

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John Hennessy
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 127
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College
Personal
Birthday07/05/1951
Place of birthNorwalk, CT
ReligionUnitarian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John "Jack" F. Hennessy is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 127. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Hennessy's professional experience includes working for FedEx and as a licensed massage therapist. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1974-1977.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Veterans' Affairs, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hennessy served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives will consist 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 John "Jack" Hennessy was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hennessy ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 127. Hennessy ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Anthony Minutolo (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 127, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Hennessy Incumbent 79.5% 4,992
     Republican Anthony Minutolo 20.5% 1,290
Total Votes 6,282

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hennessy ran for re-election to the 127th District seat in 2010. Hennessy ran unopposed in the primary and general election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hennessy won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 127th District. Hennessy ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 5,611 votes.[6] He raised $12,480 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hennessy is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hennessy raised a total of $95,817 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[8]

John Hennessy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 127 Won $32,350
2010 Connecticut State House, District 127 Won $4,982
2008 Connecticut State House, District 127 Won $12,480
2006 Connecticut State House, District 127 Won $25,208
2004 Connecticut State House, District 127 Won $20,797
Grand Total Raised $95,817

2012

Hennessy won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hennessy raised a total of $32,350.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Hennessy's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,750
Clay, Vidal$100
Garrett, William$100
Pesyna, Gail M.$100
Schiller, Mary Ann H.$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,350
Source:Follow the Money


2010

In 2010, Hennessy raised $4,982 in contributions.[9]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to John Hennessy's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,844

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[10]

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."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[11]

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.[12]

2012

Hennessy 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. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[12]

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Connecticut State House District 127
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