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Auden Grogins

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Auden Grogins
Auden Grogins.png
Current Court Information:
Connecticut Superior Court
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Dannel Malloy
Active:   2015-Present
Past post:   Representative, Connecticut House of Representatives
Past term:   2008-2014
Past post 2:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   State University of New York, 1985
Law School:   Quinnipiac University, 1989

Auden C. Grogins is a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court.[1] She was nominated to the court by Governor Dannel Malloy and was approved by both the Connecticut House of Representatives and the Connecticut State Senate in January 2015.[2]

Education

Grogins received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology in 1985. She received her J.D. degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law (formerly the University of Bridgeport Law School) in 1989.[3]

Career

Before she became a superior court judge, Grogins served as a representative of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2008 to 2014. She also previously worked as an attorney in private practice.[3][4]

House of representatives

Grogins was a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 129 from 2008 to 2015. She resigned before the 2015 legislation session following her appointment to the Connecticut Superior Court.[5]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Judiciary
Legislative Management
Planning and Development
2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Political elections

2014
See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Auden Grogins was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7]

2012
See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Grogins ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 129. Grogins ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated John Slater (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAuden Grogins Incumbent 83.1% 4,934
     Republican John Slater 16.9% 1,000
Total Votes 5,934
2010
See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grogins ran for re-election to the 129th District seat in 2010. She defeated Lawrence E. Patterson (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Auden Grogins (D) 3,312
Lawrence E. Patterson (R) 765
2008

On November 4, 2008, Grogins won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 129th District, defeating Phillip Young (R). Grogins received 5,064 votes in the election while Young received 1,254 votes.[11] Grogins raised $48,836 for her campaign.[12]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Auden Grogins (D) 5,064
Phillip Young (R) 1,254

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Grogins is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Grogins raised a total of $104,972 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[13]

Auden Grogins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129 Won $36,637
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129 Won $21,499
2008 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129 Won $46,836
Grand Total Raised $104,972
2012
Grogins won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Grogins raised a total of $36,637.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Auden Grogins's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,357
Gallo, Francine & Bruce$320
Arthur, Michelle$109
Robinson, Cindy$100
Houston, Donald F.$100
Total Raised in 2012$36,637
Source:Follow the Money


2010

In 2010, Grogins raised $21,499 in contributions.[14]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $14,773 to his campaign.

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Auden Grogins' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $37,985
Bridgeport Democratic Town Comm $1,001

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[15]

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."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[16]

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."


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.[17]

2012

Grogins received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[17]

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Political offices
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Connecticut State House District 129
2009–2015
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