|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 78|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Betts served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children, Ranking Member|
|• Public Health|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Betts served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Health|
Betts ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 78. Betts ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Daniel Santorso (D) and George Langer (WF) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 78, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Whit Betts Incumbent||60%||5,908|
|Working Families||George Langer||3.7%||360|
Betts was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated Democrat Richard G. Covello in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 78 General Election (2010)|
|Whit Betts (R)||4,685|
|Richard G. Covello (D)||2,750|
Comprehensive donor information for Betts is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Betts raised a total of $63,895 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Whit Betts's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 78||$32,701|
|2010||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 78||$31,194|
|Grand Total Raised||$63,895|
2012Betts won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Betts raised a total of $32,701.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Whit Betts's campaign in 2012|
|Barnes, Thomas O.||$150|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,701|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Betts raised $31,194 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,419 to his 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.
Betts received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 24th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.
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- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions 2010
- Whit Betts on Facebook
- Whit Betts on Twitter
- 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
- "Follow the Money," "Betts, Whit," accessed September 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "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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