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Lawrence Cafero
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 142
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut
J.D.Western New England College, 1982
Personal
Birthday01/08/1958
Place of birthBridgeport, CT
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lawrence F. Cafero is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 142. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He has been House Minority Leader since 2007, and served as Deputy House Minority Leader from 1996-2007.

Biography

Cafero's professional experience includes working as an Attorney/Partner with Brown, Rudnick, Berlack, Israels, Limited Liability Partnership. He has previously worked for Reid and Cafero, Law Offices of Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., and the Patricia Kane Legal Group.

Cafero is a member of the Neag School of Education Dean's Advisory Board, University of Connecticut, Side By Side Community Charter School Board of Directors, Saint Anne's Club, Exchange Club, American Bar Association, Communities in Schools, Incorporated, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, District E Committee, Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and the Stamford-Norwalk Bar Association.[1]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Lawrence Cafero endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Management, Ranking Member

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2014

Cafero considered running for Governor of Connecticut on the Republican ticket in 2014.[3][4] He ultimately decided against entering the race.[5]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cafero ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 142. Cafero ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Kate Tepper (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 142, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence F. Cafero, Jr. Incumbent 55.8% 6,295
     Democratic Kate Tepper 44.2% 4,977
Total Votes 11,272

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cafero ran for re-election to the 142nd District seat in 2010. He defeated Anna Duleep (D) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 142 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Cafero (R) 4,975
Anna Duleep (D) 3,319

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cafero won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 142nd District, defeating A. Brian Petronella (WF). Cafero received 6,738 votes in the election while Petronella received 1,694 votes.[9] Cafero raised $19,326 for his campaign.[10]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 142
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Cafero (R) 6,738
A. Brian Petronella (WF) 1,694

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cafero is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Cafero raised a total of $265,048 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[11]

Lawrence Cafero's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 142 Won $33,285
2010 Connecticut State House, District 142 Won $29,473
2008 Connecticut State House, District 142 Won $19,326
2006 Connecticut State House, District 142 Won $69,470
2004 Connecticut State House, District 142 Won $26,925
2002 Connecticut State House, District 142 Won $47,010
2000 Connecticut State House, District 142 Won $18,934
1998 Connecticut State House, District 142 Won $20,625
Grand Total Raised $265,048

2012

Cafero won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cafero raised a total of $33,285.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lawrence Cafero's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,600
Nolin, Carol B.$100
Rucci Jr, Joseph J.$100
Devine, Jacqueline$100
Moccia, Richard$100
Total Raised in 2012$33,285
Source:Follow the Money


2010

In 2010, Cafero raised $29,473 in contributions.[12]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $24,175 to his campaign.

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Lawrence Cafero's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $14,251

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[13]

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[14]

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.[15]

2012

Cafero received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 24th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 3 lower than his score of 10 for the 2009-10 term.[15]

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