|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 121|
|1993 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||21|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Stamford, CT|
Backer's professional experience includes working as a Long Island Soundkeeper, Executive Director of Soundkeeper Incorporated, and a Licensed Master with the United States Coast Guard.
He is Vice President of the Waterkeeper Alliance, and a member of the Long Island Sound Advisory Council, and Local Shellfish Commission of the Town of Stratford.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Backer served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy and Technology|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Backer served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Technology|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Backer served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Energy and Technology|
Backers ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 121. Backer ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Joe Crudo (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 121, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Terry Backer Incumbent||72.6%||5,919|
Backer ran for re-election to the 121st District seat in 2010. He defeated Casmir A. Mizera (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 121 General Election (2010)|
|Terry Backer (D)||4,663|
|Casmir A. Mizera (R)||2,042|
On November 4, 2008, Backer won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 121st District. Backer ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 7,322 votes. Backer raised $31,907 for his campaign.
Comprehensive donor information for Backer is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Backer raised a total of $190,715 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Terry Backer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut State House, District 121||$32,025|
|2010||Connecticut State House, District 121||$31,095|
|2008||Connecticut State House, District 121||$31,907|
|2006||Connecticut State House, District 121||$17,870|
|2004||Connecticut State House, District 121||$21,779|
|2002||Connecticut State House, District 121||$22,965|
|2000||Connecticut State House, District 121||$14,490|
|1998||Connecticut State House, District 121||$18,584|
|Grand Total Raised||$190,715|
2012Backer won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Backer raised a total of $32,025.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Terry Backer's campaign in 2012|
|Frankel, Robert F.||$100|
|Buturla, Richard J.||$100|
|Buturla, Maria C.||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,025|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Backer raised $31,095 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,785 to his campaign.
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Terry Backer'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.
Backer 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 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 3 lower than his score of 3 for the 2009-10 term.
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- Connecticut House Democrats - Rep. Terry Backer
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Terry Backer on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Backer
- 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 121 Connecticut House candidate funds, 2008
- "Follow the Money", "Backer, Terry", Accessed September 23, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
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