Art Linares

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Art Linares
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Connecticut State Senate District 33
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Art Linares is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2015
Planning and Development, Ranking Member


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Linares served on the following 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. Emily Bjornberg was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Art Linares was unopposed in the Republican primary. Linares defeated Bjornberg and Colin D. Bennett (G) in the general election.[1][2]

Connecticut State Senate, District 33 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArt Linares Incumbent 52.2% 21,173
     Democratic Emily Bjornberg 39.9% 16,161
     Independent Art Linares Incumbent 3.7% 1,499
     Working Families Emily Bjornberg 2.9% 1,165
     Green Colin D. Bennett 1.3% 527
Total Votes 40,525


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Linares ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 33. Linares ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated James Crawford (D) and Melissa Schlag (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArt Linares 48.3% 23,915
     Democratic James Crawford 42.9% 21,251
     Independent Melissa Schlag 8.7% 4,317
Total Votes 49,483

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Linares is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Linares raised a total of $113,934 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

Art Linares's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 33 Won $113,934
Grand Total Raised $113,934


Linares won election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Linares raised a total of $113,934.


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

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."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eileen Daily (D)
Connecticut State Senate 33
Succeeded by