Steven Mullins

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Steven Mullins
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Former candidate for
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 116
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Steven S. Mullins, Jr. was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 116 of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for District 10 of the Connecticut State Senate in a 2014 special election.[1]


Campaign themes


In a meeting with the New Haven Register on February 19, Mullins noted the following points:[2]

Gun Control

  • Excerpt:"It (the new law) felt good to do it. They (legislators) felt they had accomplished something — and this is both Democrats and Republicans — but it hurt legal gun owners. I think the missing part was mental health. Mr. (Adam) Lanza had a serious mental health problem. As far as the ammunition and the guns were concerned, they were all legal. But he (Lanza) had a serious problem. ... What is missing from the bill is serious talk about mental health."

Police in Schools

  • Excerpt:"On increased security measures at schools in light of Newtown, Mullins said an officer in each school makes sense. There are an estimated 1,025 public school buildings in Connecticut, according to the state Education Department. When asked how that would be funded, Mullins said he was sure he could find the resources in the state budget."

Representation for West Haven

  • Excerpt:"Mullins said he feels West Haven has not been properly represented in the state Senate and he accused Harp of never being around except at election time. He promised to give equal attention to West Haven as well as New Haven, which his opponent, state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield also has promised."

Other Issues

  • Excerpt:"Mullins said he would vote against a proposed tax on sugary drinks and the aid in dying bill, which he said is really assisted suicide."



General election

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 Louis P. Esposito, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steven R. Mullins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Esposito defeated Mullins and Aaron M. Haley (Nonpartisan) in the general election.[3][4]

Special election

See also: Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2014

Gary Holder-Winfield (D) defeated Steven Mullins (R) in the special election, which took place on February 25.[1][5][6]

The seat was vacant following Toni Harp's (D) election as Mayor of New Haven.[7]

A special election for the position of Connecticut State Senate District 10 was called for February 25. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary. The filing deadline for candidates was January 21.[7]

Connecticut State Senate, District 10, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Holder-Winfield 75.6% 3,236
     Republican Steven Mullins 24.4% 1,045
Total Votes 4,281

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