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Terry Gerratana

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Terry Gerratana
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Connecticut State Senate District 6
In office
February 22, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedFebruary 22, 2011
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University
Date of birthOctober 7, 1949
Place of birthNew Britain, CT
ProfessionPublic Service
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Terry B. Gerratana (b. October 7, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 6. Gerratana was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 22, 2011. Gerratana was running to fill the vacancy created after Donald DeFronzo (D) resigned to head the Department of Administrative Services.[1]

Gerratana served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1993-2003, serving as co-chair of the Human Services Committee. While serving in the house, she assisted in passing the HUSKY children's health care bill and strengthening the CONNPACE program. She also worked on programs intended to improve healthcare for mothers and infants. Gerratana also served as a commissioner of the State Election Enforcement Commission from 2007-2010. She has also served as Ethics Commissioner for New Britain, CT. She has worked with the Junior League, the Klingberg Family Center, and the New Britain/Berlin YMCA. She received her B.S. from Central Connecticut State University.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Gerratana served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2015
Government Administration and Elections, Vice chair
Public Health, Chair


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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gerratana served on these committees:



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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 Terry Gerratana was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Gerratana ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 6. Gerratana ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Dwight F. Blint (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Gerratana Incumbent 72.1% 21,212
     Republican Dwight F. Blint 27.9% 8,211
Total Votes 29,423


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Gerratana defeated Tim Stewart (R) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[8][9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gerratana is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Gerratana raised a total of $198,872 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[10]

Terry Gerratana's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District Won $106,836
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District Won $78,001
2000 Connecticut State House, District 23 Won $14,035
1998 Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 1998 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $198,872


Gerratana won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gerratana raised a total of $106,836.

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Gerratana is married to her husband Frank. They have two children.


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

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


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[12]

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.[13]


Gerratana received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 15 others for the lowest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. She did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because she was not yet in the legislature.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Donald DeFronzo (D)
Connecticut State Senate - District 6
Succeeded by