|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101|
|February 2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||February 22, 2011|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Bridgeport, CT|
A Connecticut native, Kokoruda served as the Executive Director of The Shoreline Foundation for 14 years. She also chaired the Beach and Recreation Commission for 9 years. Kokoruda is currently serving her seventh term as a member of the Madison Board of Selectmen. She also serves on the Commission for Community Service. She and her husband Dan have two children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kokoruda served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Planning and Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kokoruda served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Technology|
|• Planning and Development|
Kokoruda's 2011 special election Campaign site emphasizes two key policy campaign themes:
- Proven Leadership: Holding Government Accountable "Noreen Kokoruda is a no-nonsense Selectman in Madison. She’s maintained a healthy rainy day fund, put a stop to wasteful spending, and helped the town keep a AAA-bond rating – one of the strongest financial scores in all of Connecticut."
- Taking on Higher Taxes and Spending: "Two years ago, Hartford politicians increased taxes and fees by almost $2 billion and still put us in a $3.5 billion hole. Now, they’re looking for more votes to raise taxes; but they won’t get it from Noreen. We just can’t afford their spending."
Kokoruda ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 101. Kokoruda ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated David Dwyer (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Noreen S. Kokoruda Incumbent||60.3%||7,537|
Comprehensive donor information for Kokoruda is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Kokoruda raised a total of $91,782 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Noreen Kokoruda's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101||$32,599|
|2011||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101||$23,425|
|2006||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101||$35,758|
|Grand Total Raised||$91,782|
2012Kokoruda won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kokoruda raised a total of $32,599.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Noreen Kokoruda's campaign in 2012|
|Viola, Lucille A.||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,599|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
Kokoruda received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. She did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because she was not yet in the legislature.
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- Campaign Site
- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Official Campaign Facebook page
- Connecticut Mirror "Democrats win 7 of 9 elections," February 22, 2011
- CT Post, "Special elections mean more expenses, more rhetoric," January 9, 2011
- Campaign Facebook page
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 21, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Election Results
- "Follow the Money," "Kokoruda, Noreen," accessed September 23, 2013
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
Deborah Heinrich (D)
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