Donald DeFronzo

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Donald DeFronzo
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Connecticut State Senate District 6
Former member
Term in office began
2003
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman
Donald DeFronzo (b. August 24, 1948) was a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 6. In 2011, DeFronzo resigned to head the Department of Administrative Services.[1] A special election will be held February 22 to elect a replacement.[2] Prior to leaving the senate, he served as Assistant President Pro Tempore.

DeFronzo was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee from 1984 to 1986. He then served as Mayor of the City of New Britain from 1989 to 1993. He was also a member of the Democratic Township Committee from 1978 to 2003.

DeFronzo earned his BA from Fairfield University in 1970. He went on to receive his MA in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1976.

DeFronzo has been a Claims Adjuster for the State Department of Labor. He has also worked in the Office of Policy and Management for the State of Connecticut and as a Respiratory Therapist at Harford Hospital. He was a Senior Planning Analyst for the State of Connecticut from 1977 to 1989. From 1995 to 2002 he was CEO/Executive Director for the Human Resources Agency of New Britain. He has been a Plan Analyst for the Connecticut Association for Community Action since 2004. He is also currently Adjunct Faculty at Goodwin College.

DeFronzo and his wife, Diane, have two children.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, DeFronzo served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

DeFronzo ran for re-election to the 6th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Henry Zembko (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald DeFronzo (D) 15,556
Henry Zembko (R) 7,307

2008

On November 4, 2008, DeFronzo won re-election to the 6th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Thomas Bozek (R).[3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald DeFronzo (D) 20,232
Thomas Bozek (R) 9,941

Campaign donors

In 2008, DeFronzo collected $98,607 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $81,368
Carlo Carlozzi, Jr. $100
Lorraine Domijan $100
Mohamed Hussain $100
Suzanne Bielinski $100

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Connecticut State Senate - District 6
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Vacancy