|John J. Shaban|
|Running for U.S. House, Connecticut District 4|
|Date of primary||August 12, 2014|
|General election||November 4, 2014|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 135|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Shaban attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his A.B.A. Environmental Law Certificate from the School of Law at Pace University in 1993.
Shaban was a semi-pro football player from 1985 to 1989 and from 1994 to 2006. He has also worked as a football coach for the Aspetuck Wildcats. Shaban has been employed as a fact finder/arbitrator for the Connecticut Judicial Branch and as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In 2003, he was partner of the Litigation Department of Whitman, Breed, Abbott, and Morgan.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Shaban served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment, Ranking Member|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shaban served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
Shaban plans to run in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 4th District. He will seek the nomination on the Republican ticket. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014.
Shaban ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 135. Shaban ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Leon Karvelis (D) and Gabriel Rossi (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 135, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John T. Shaban Incumbent||52.4%||6,588|
|Democratic||Leon J. Karvelis||45%||5,661|
|Green||Gabriel B. Rossi||2.6%||326|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 135 General Election (2010)|
|John J. Shaban (R)||5,715|
|Carl D. Bernstein (D)||4,240|
|David A. Bedell (G)||184|
Comprehensive donor information for Shaban is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Shaban raised a total of $67,265 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|John J. Shaban's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 135||$36,060|
|2010||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 135||$31,205|
|Grand Total Raised||$67,265|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Shaban's reports.
|John Shaban (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year-End||January 24, 2014||$0||$41,000||$(20,843)||$20,157|
2012Shaban won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Shaban raised a total of $36,060.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John J. Shaban's campaign in 2012|
|Cremin, Christine E.||$100|
|Berry, Gregory J.||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$36,060|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Shaban raised $31,205 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $24,645 to his campaign.
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.
Shaban received a score of 9 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the highest 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.
Shaban and his wife have three children.
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- United States congressional delegations from Connecticut
- United States House of Representatives
- Connecticut's 4th Congressional District
- John Shaban campaign website
- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions 2010
- News Times, "Shaban to seek GOP 4th CD nomination," accessed September 16, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 21, 2012
- "Follow the Money," "Shaban, John," Accessed September 23, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "John Shaban Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
- Follow the Money, "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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