|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 98|
|1995 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||18|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Central Connecticut State University|
|Place of birth||Middletown, CT|
Widlitz's professional experience includes working as a mathematics teacher at Wethersfield Senior High School from 1967-1970. She currently serves as Committeewoman of the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, and member of the Guilford Democratic Town Committee.
Widlitz is involved with many organizations, including the Women's Campaign School at Yale University Board, Guilford Interfaith Ministries at Temple Beth Tikvah, Guilford Women and Family Life Center, Shoreline Alliance for the Arts, American Field Service, Branford Savings Bank Board of Directors, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, and the Dorothy Whitfield Historical Society.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Widlitz served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Chair|
|• Public Health|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Widlitz served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Co-Chair|
|• Public Health|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Widlitz served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Finance, Revenue, and Bonding|
|• Public Health|
Widlitz ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 98. Widlitz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Patricia M. Widlitz Incumbent||100%||9,031|
Widlitz ran for re-election to the 98th District seat in 2010. She defeated Cindy Cartier (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 98 General Election (2010)|
|Patricia Widlitz (D)||5,866|
|Cindy Cartier (R)||4,845|
On November 4, 2008, Widlitz won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 98th District. Widlitz ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 9,910 votes. She raised $7,582 for her campaign.
Comprehensive donor information for Widlitz is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Widlitz raised a total of $152,186 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Patricia Widlitz's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut State House, District 98||$32,214|
|2010||Connecticut State House, District 98||$32,146|
|2008||Connecticut State House, District 98||$7,582|
|2006||Connecticut State House, District 98||$13,806|
|2004||Connecticut State House, District 98||$5,001|
|2002||Connecticut State House, District 98||$16,196|
|2000||Connecticut State House, District 98||$11,965|
|1998||Connecticut State House, District 98||$33,276|
|Grand Total Raised||$152,186|
2012Widlitz won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Widlitz raised a total of $32,214.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Patricia Widlitz's campaign in 2012|
|Marcus, Jill S.||$100|
|Trotta, Frederick J.||$100|
|Dziura, David B.||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,214|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Widlitz raised $32,146 in contributions. 
Her three largest contributors were:
|House Democrates Caucus||$2,483|
|Speakers Leadership Cmte||$2,455|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Patricia Widlitz's 2008 campaign.
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.
Widlitz received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 65th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.
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- Connecticut House Democrats - Rep. Patricia Widlitz
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 2000, 1998
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Widlitz
- ↑ 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 House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 98 Connecticut House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ "Follow the Money", "Widlitz, Patricia M/", Accessed September 23, 2013
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
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