|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||St. Francis College|
|Place of birth||Staten Island, NY|
Simanski earned his B.A. in English from St. Francis College in 1970. He then worked as a claim representative trainee for The Hartford in 1971. He also served in the National Guard in 1971. He has been senior claim supervisor for Hartford Home Office since 1987. Simanski has also been a training consultant since 1996. He has also been employed as a justice of the peace since 2001.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Simanski served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
|• Planning and Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simanski served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Planning and Development|
Simanski ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 62. Simanski ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Evan Socrates Dantos (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bill Simanski Incumbent||63.1%||7,913|
|Democratic||Evan Socrates Dantos||36.9%||4,630|
Simanski was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated incumbent Democrat Annie Hornish in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62 General Election (2010)|
|William Simanski (R)||5,320|
|Annie Hornish (D)||5,050|
Comprehensive donor information for Simanski is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Simanski raised a total of $64,244 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|William Simanski's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62||$32,210|
|2010||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62||$32,034|
|Grand Total Raised||$64,244|
2012Simanski won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Simanski raised a total of $32,210.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to William Simanski's campaign in 2012|
|Johnson, Lowell C||$250|
|Tolli, David W.||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,210|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Simanski raised $32,034 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $26,000 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.
Simanski received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th 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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Simanski and his wife Marie have two children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions 2010
- William Simanski on Facebook
- 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", "Simanski, Bill", 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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