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John Piscopo

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John Piscopo
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 76
Incumbent
In office
1989 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Connecticut State University
Personal
Birthday09/21/1955
Place of birthWaterbury, CT
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John E. Piscopo is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 76. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988. He is the current House Minority Whip, and served as House Assistant Minority Leader from 1993-1996.

Biography

Piscopo was a legislative intern to State Senator Richard C. Bozzuto in 1976. He is a member of the Environment and Energy Committee, American Legislative Exchange Council, and volunteer with Thomaston Opera House, and the Thomaston Recycling Program.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Technology
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Piscopo 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. Stephen Simonin is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John Piscopo is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Piscopo ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 76. Piscopo ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 76, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Piscopo Incumbent 100% 9,024
Total Votes 9,024

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Piscopo ran for re-election to the 76th District seat in 2010. He defeated Laurie J. Barrett (D) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 76 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Piscopo (R) 6,794
Laurie J. Barrett (D) 3,230

2008

On November 4, 2008, Piscopo won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 76th District, defeating Joseph Arcuri (D). Piscopo received 7,816 votes in the election while Arcuri received 4,544 votes.[6] Piscopo raised $30,105 for his campaign; Arcuri raised $30,155.[7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 76
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Piscopo (R) 7,816
Joseph Arcuri (D) 4,544

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Piscopo is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Piscopo raised a total of $145,447 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[8]

John Piscopo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 76 Won $3,020
2010 Connecticut State House, District 76 Won $53,187
2008 Connecticut State House, District 76 Won $30,105
2006 Connecticut State House, District 76 Won $10,790
2004 Connecticut State House, District 76 Won $10,995
2002 Connecticut State House, District 76 Won $11,335
2000 Connecticut State House, District 76 Won $12,540
1998 Connecticut State House, District 76 Won $13,475
Grand Total Raised $145,447

2012

Piscopo won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Piscopo raised a total of $3,020.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Piscopo's campaign in 2012
Schaff, Gary$100
Piscopo, Frances B.$100
Robinson, Walt$100
Burr, Michael$100
Schlicher, Ellen J.$100
Total Raised in 2012$3,020
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Piscopo raised $53,187 in contributions.[9]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $47,767 to his campaign.

2008

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

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,404

Scorecards

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2014

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

2012

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

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

Piscopo 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. This score was 1 lower than his score of 10 for the 2009-10 term.[12]

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Connecticut State House District 76
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