Linda Orange

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Linda Orange
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 48
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda A. Orange is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 48. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996. She is the Deputy Speaker of the House.

Biography

Orange's professional experience includes working as a Justice of the Peace, Legislative Assistant to the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1991-1995 and Clerk of the Public Health Committee in 1993.

She is a member of the Colchester Democratic Town Committee, Backus Hospital Board of Corporators, Colchester Democratic Women's Club, Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Department, Connecticut National Guard, and the East Haddam Historical Society.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
General Law
Legislative Management
Public Safety and Security

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted 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 Linda A. Orange defeated Jason Paul in the Democratic primary and defeated Evan Evans (R), who filed to run after the primary, in the general election.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives District 48, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda A. Orange Incumbent 53.4% 4,688
     Republican Evan Evans 40.4% 3,544
     Working Families Green check mark transparent.pngLinda A. Orange Incumbent 6.2% 547
Total Votes 8,779

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 48 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Orange Incumbent 69.8% 724
Jason Paul 30.2% 313
Total Votes 1,037

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Orange ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 48. Orange ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Stan Soby (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda A. Orange Incumbent 60.6% 6,607
     Republican Stan Soby 39.4% 4,292
Total Votes 10,899

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Orange won re-election to the 48th District seat in 2010. She defeated Joe Broder (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 48 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Orange (D) 4,759
Joe Broder (R) 4,650

2008

On November 4, 2008, Orange won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 48th District. Orange ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 9,238 votes. She raised $4,824 for her campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Orange is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Orange raised a total of $172,033 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[9]

Linda Orange's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 48 Won $32,452
2010 Connecticut State House, District 48 Won $31,922
2008 Connecticut State House, District 48 Won $4,824
2006 Connecticut State House, District 48 Won $25,640
2004 Connecticut State House, District 48 Won $13,620
2002 Connecticut State House, District 48 Won $21,145
2000 Connecticut State House, District 48 Won $21,875
1998 Connecticut State House, District 48 Won $20,555
Grand Total Raised $172,033

2012

Orange won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Orange raised a total of $32,452.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Orange's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,950
Standish, Art & Kathy$235
Thomas, Jodi M$100
Orange, Dennis$100
Squires, Richard$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,452
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Orange raised $31,922 in contributions.[10]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $26,000 to her campaign.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

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.[13]

2012

Orange 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 her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[13]

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Connecticut State House District 48
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