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Michael Lawlor

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Michael Lawlor
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Connecticut House of Representatives District 99
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Counsel, Giordano Associates Inc
Michael Lawlor is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 99 from 1987 to 2011. He resigned to serve as Undersecretary for Criminal Justice.[1] A special election was held February 22, 2011, to elect a replacement.[2]


Lawlor's professional experience includes working as Counsel with Giordano Associates Incorporated, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven, Practitioner in Residence at the University of New Haven, Attorney with Winnick Ruben and Block, Cohen & Acampora and owning his own private practice.

He is a member of the Coalition for Justice for the American Bar Association, Council of State Governments, National Conference of State Legislators, National Resource Committee Center for Sex Offender Management in the United States Department of Justice, President of the University of Connecticut Young Democrats, Chair of the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project at the Vera Institute of Justice and an Associate with the State Sentencing and Corrections Program.[3]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, Lawlor served on following committees:



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lawlor ran for re-election to the 99th District seat in 2010. He defeated Linda Monaco (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 99 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Lawlor (D) 3,517
Linda Monaco (R) 2,953


On November 4, 2008, Lawlor won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 99th District, defeating Lori Musco (R). Lawlor received 5,674 votes in the election while Musco received 3,399 votes.[4] Lawlor raised $28,512 for his campaign; Musco raised $29,260.[5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 99
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Lawlor (D and WF) 5,674
Lori Musco (R) 3,399

Campaign donors


Listed below is the largest contributor to Michael Lawlor's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $23,102

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Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 99
Succeeded by
James Albis (D)