Joseph Crisco

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Joseph Crisco
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Connecticut State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut (1959)
Personal
BirthdayJune 2, 1934
Place of birthNew Haven, CT
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (b. June 2, 1934) is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He is currently Federal Relations Liaison and Deputy Caucus Leader.

Crisco was a member of the Woodbridge Board of Education and the State Board of Higher Education.

He earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Connecticut in 1959. He went on to attend Graduated Studies at Trinity College.

Crisco has worked as an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of New Haven, Sacred Heart University, and Quinnipiac College. He was Government Liaison for United Technologies Corporation from 1976 to 1986. He then worked as Director of Government Affairs for United Technologies Corporation from 1986 to 1990. He has been National Director of State and Local Government Affairs for United Technologies Corporation since 1990.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks, Vice Chair
Commerce, Vice Chair
Executive and Legislative Nominations
Insurance and Real Estate, Chair
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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 Joe Crisco is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Philip Tripp is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Crisco ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 17. Crisco ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Tony Szewczyk (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Crisco Incumbent 71.2% 26,994
     Republican Tony Szeqczyk 28.8% 10,944
Total Votes 37,938

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Crisco ran for re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Tamath K. Rossi (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 17 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Crisco (D) 16,666
Tamath K. Rossi (R) 12,292

2008

On November 4, 2008, Crisco won re-election to the 17th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Tamath Rossi (R).[4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Crisco (D) 23,692
Tamath Rossi (R) 13,659

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crisco is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Crisco raised a total of $630,061 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[5]

Joseph Crisco's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 17 Won $108,205
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 17 Won $103,583
2008 Connecticut State Senate, District 17 Won $92,640
2006 Connecticut State Senate, District 17 Won $47,965
2004 Connecticut State Senate, District 17 Won $54,488
2002 Connecticut State Senate, District 17 Won $55,021
2000 Connecticut State Senate, District 17 Won $85,447
1998 Connecticut State Senate, District 17 Won $82,712
Grand Total Raised $630,061

2012

Crisco won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Crisco raised a total of $108,205.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Crisco's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$91,290
Leandri, John F$200
Hamilton, Margaret$100
Cappello, Joseph J$100
Knowles, Kevin$100
Total Raised in 2012$108,205
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Crisco raised $103,811 in contributions.[6]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $88,400 to his campaign.

2008

In 2008, Crisco collected $92,640 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Democrats for New Leadership $9,276
Senate Democrats Victory PAC $8,609
Connecticut Uniformed Firefighters Association $1,500
AFSCME Council 4 $1,500
Insurance Finance Advisers CT PAC C $1,500

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[8]

2012

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

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.[10]

2012

Crisco received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 15 others for the lowest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[10]

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Personal

Crisco and his wife, Pat, have six children.

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