|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 53|
|June 2013 - Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||June 11, 2013|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||Massachusetts Military Academy|
|Service/branch||Connecticut Army National Guard|
Belsito's victory in the June 11, 2013 special election to replace retiring Democrat Bryan Hurlburt was noted nationally, since it was the first time a Republican had been elected to the District 53 seat in Connecticut for 40 years, since the presidency of Richard Nixon.
Belsito's professional experience includes owning Samuel Ltd., Tux King, a tuxedo and men’s clothing store in Vernon.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Belsito served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Planning and Development|
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. Rick Field was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Sam Belsito was unopposed in the Republican primary. Belsito defeated Field in the general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives District 53, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Sam Belsito Incumbent||51%||4,647|
|Independent||Sam Belsito Incumbent||4.2%||384|
Belsito won election in the special election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 53. The seat was vacant following Rep. Bryan Hurlburt's (D) resignation on April 16, 2013 to take a position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Bureau.. Belsito defeated Anthony J. Horn (D) in the special election, which took place on June 11.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 53, Special Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Anthony J. Horn||41.5%||1,356|
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- Journal Inquirer, "Voters put Republican in 53rd House seat for first time in 40 years," June 12, 2013
- Slate, "Did Colorado's Liberal Experiment Pave the Way for Gov. Tancredo?," June 14, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed July 15, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official primary and general election results," accessed November 26, 2014
- journalinquirer, "June 11 special election to fill Hurlburt’s House vacancy," April 27, 2013
- connecticut.cbslocal.com, "Special Election Tuesday In Tolland, Willington, Ashford," accessed June 10, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 17, 2014
Bryan Hurlburt (D)
|Connecticut State House District 53
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