|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 53|
|June 2013 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||June 11, 2013|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|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 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|
Belsito is the owner of Samuel Ltd., Tux King, a tuxedo and men’s clothing store in Vernon.
- 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
- 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
Bryan Hurlburt (D)
|Connecticut State House District 53
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