Rick Lopes

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Rick Lopes
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 24
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2012 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedJanuary 10, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut
Master'sUniversity of Connecticut
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rick Lopes is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election on January 13, 2012.

Biography

Lopes earned his bachelor's degree in English Literature and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Connecticut. He also received a master's degree in Social Work.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive and Legislative Nominations, Vice Chair
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lopes served on the following 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 Rick Lopes was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Gennaro Bizzarro was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lopes defeated Bizzarro in the general election.[1][2]

Connecticut House of Representatives District 24, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Lopes Incumbent 49.5% 2,680
     Republican Gennaro Bizzarro 46% 2,489
     Working Families Green check mark transparent.pngRick Lopes Incumbent 4.5% 245
Total Votes 5,414

2012

General

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lopes ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 24. Lopes ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Peter Steele (R) and Ruslan Vasyliv (Write-in) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Lopes Incumbent 66.2% 4,962
     Republican Peter C. Steele 33.8% 2,531
Total Votes 7,493

Special

Lopes won a special election for District 24 of the Connecticut House of Representatives on January 10, 2012. He defeated Peter Steele (R) and conservative former state senator Thomas Bozek (I).[8]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 24, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Lopes 40.2% 713
     Republican Peter Steele 32.8% 583
     Working Families Rick Lopes 4.2% 74
     Independent Thomas A. Bozek 22.8% 404
     Write-in Ruslan Vasyliv 0.1% 1
Total Votes 1,775

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lopes is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lopes raised a total of $31,900 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[9]

Rick Lopes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 24 Won $31,900
Grand Total Raised $31,900

2012

Lopes won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lopes raised a total of $31,900.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Lopes's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$19,440
New Britain Democratic Town Cmte$3,750
House Democrats Caucus Cmte of Connecticut$3,500
Democrats Electoral Majority PAC$500
Hughes, Carroll J$100
Total Raised in 2012$31,900
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[10]

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.[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."

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.[12]

2012

Lopes 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 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[12]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Tim O'Brien
Connecticut State House District 24
2012–present
Succeeded by
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