John McKinney

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John McKinney
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Connecticut State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Connecticut State Senate Minority Leader
2007-Present
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1998
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sYale University (1986)
J.D.Connecticut School of Law (1994)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 6, 1964
Place of birthFairfield, CT
ProfessionAttorney/Business Owner
Websites
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Personal website
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CandidateVerification
John P. McKinney (b. March 6, 1964, in Fairfield, Connecticut) is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. From 2000 to 2002 he was Majority Whip, and he was Minority Leader Pro Tempore in 2007. He has been Minority Leader since then.

McKinney was a 2014 candidate for Governor of Connecticut.[1] He lost the Republican primary to Tom Foley on August 12, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

McKinney earned his B.A. from Yale University in 1986. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1994.

McKinney has worked as a Law Clerk for Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard N. Palmer. He has also been an Attorney for Cummings and Lockwood. He is currently a business owner.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John McKinney endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive and Legislative Nominations
Housing, Ranking Member
Legislative Management, Ranking Member

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2014

McKinney ran for the office of Governor of Connecticut in 2014.[3][4] He sought the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 12, 2014, and was defeated by Tom Foley.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Republican primary - August 12, 2014

Governor of Connecticut, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Foley 55.6% 44,464
John McKinney 44.4% 35,563
Total Votes 80,027
Election Results Via:NBC Connecticut. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 99% precincts reporting.

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

McKinney ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 28. McKinney ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McKinney Incumbent 100% 33,368
Total Votes 33,368

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

McKinney ran for re-election to the 28th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Mitchell Fuchs (D) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John McKinney (R) 26,249
Mitchell Fuchs (D) 12,694

2008

On November 4, 2008, McKinney won re-election to the 28th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Martin Goldberg (D).[8]

Connecticut State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John McKinney (R) 31,627
Martin Goldberg (D) 19,159

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McKinney is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, McKinney raised a total of $432,869 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[9]

John McKinney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 28 Won $0
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 28 Won $7,214
2008 Connecticut State Senate, District 28 Won $100,000
2006 Connecticut State Senate, District 28 Won $27,410
2004 Connecticut State Senate, District 28 Won $45,765
2002 Connecticut State Senate, District 28 Won $40,517
2000 Connecticut State Senate, District 28 Won $56,745
1998 Connecticut State Senate, District 28 Won $155,218
Grand Total Raised $432,869

2012

McKinney won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McKinney raised a total of $$0.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John McKinney's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, McKinney raised $7,214 in contributions.[10]

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

2008

In 2008, McKinney collected $100,000 in donations.[11]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $83,105
Hugh Barry $100
Harold Sutphen $100
David Storrs $100
John Shannon $100

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[12]

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[13]

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.[14]

2012

McKinney 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. This score was 2 lower than his score of 9 for the 2009-10 term.[14]

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Personal

McKinney and his wife, Megen, have three children.

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