Anthony Musto

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Anthony Musto
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Connecticut State Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Trumbull Town Council
2003
Education
Bachelor'sAmerican University (1991)
J.D.Emory University (1995)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 13, 1968
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Anthony J. Musto (b. October 13, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He is currently Assistant Majority Whip.

Musto worked on the Land Acquisition Committee/Treasurer/Pension Board/Capital Improvements Committee for Trumbull Town Government. He was a member of the Town Council of Trumbull in 2003. He was a candidate for the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 2004 but was not elected.

Musto earned his BSBA in Accounting from American University in 1991. He went on to receive his J.D. from Emory University in 1995.

Musto worked for the Office of the Georgia Attorney General. He has also worked as a Tax Attorney and as an attorney for Trumbull Housing Authority.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Government Administration and Elections, Chair
Judiciary
Public Health

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Musto served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate will consist 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 Anthony J. Musto will face Marilyn Moore in the Democratic primary, while Enrico R. Costantini is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Musto ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 22. Musto ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Chadwick Ciocci (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Musto Incumbent 67.3% 24,512
     Republican Chadwick Ciocci 32.7% 11,898
Total Votes 36,410

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Musto ran for re-election to the 22nd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated David R. Pia (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 22 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony Musto (D) 14,861
David R. Pia (R) 12,899

2008

On November 4, 2008, Musto won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Robert Russo (R).[5]

Connecticut State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony Musto (D) 20,707
Robert Russo (R) 17,994

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Musto is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Musto raised a total of $402,787 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

Anthony Musto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 22 Won $110,010
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 22 Won $121,941
2008 Connecticut State House, District 22 Won $157,511
2004 Connecticut State House, District 123 Defeated $13,325
Grand Total Raised $402,787

2012

Musto won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Musto raised a total of $110,010.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Anthony Musto's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$91,290
Thornton, Marybeth$200
Berkowitz, Eyal$200
Friedler, Joseph$100
Tsimbidaros, Peter$100
Total Raised in 2012$110,010
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Musto raised $121,941 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $86,738
Democrats For New Leadership $10,000
Democratic Sanate Majority PAC $5,000
Working Families Party $3,250

2008

In 2008, Musto collected $157,511 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $114,355
Democrats for New Leadership $9,371
Democratic Senate Majority $6,937
Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee $4,580
Senate Democrats Victory PAC $4,559

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[9]

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[10]

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.[11]

2012

Musto 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. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Personal

Musto and his wife, Katherine, have three children.

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