Larry Butler

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Larry Butler
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 72
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthWaterbury, CT
Office website
Larry B. Butler is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Butler's professional experience includes working as a computer software designer. He is a member and Vice-Chairman of the 72nd District Democratic Town Committee, and served on the Board of Aldermen from 1996-2000 and 2002-2006.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Housing, Chair
Human Services


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


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



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 Larry B. Butler was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ruben Rodriguez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Butler will face Rodriguez in the general election.[2]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Butler ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 72. Butler ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Mike Stango (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry B. Butler Incumbent 78.2% 4,217
     Republican Mike Stango 21.8% 1,176
Total Votes 5,393


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Butler ran for re-election to the 72nd District seat in 2010. He defeated Turk Edwards (R) and Michael P. Ney, Sr. (I) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 72 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Butler (R) 2,306
Turk Edwards (D) 630
Michael P. Ney, Sr. (Ind) 91


On November 4, 2008, Butler won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 72nd District, defeating Joseph Perugini, Jr. (I). Butler received 4,272 votes in the election while Perugini received 600 votes.[6] Butler raised $16,800 for his campaign.[7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 72
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Butler (D and WF) 4,272
Joseph Perugini, Jr. (I) 600

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Butler raised $31,719 in contributions.[8]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $26,000 to his campaign.


Listed below is the largest contributor to Larry Butler's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $14,990


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

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In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[9]


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[10]

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.[11]


Butler 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.[11]

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Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 72
Succeeded by