Brenda L. Kupchick
|Brenda L. Kupchick|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Kupchick received her diploma from Andrew Wande High School in 1983. She went on to attend both Norwalk Community College and Fairfield University.
Kupchick was the constituent services representative for Congressman Christopher Shays from 2002 to 2008. She is also co-owner of Peter Kupchick Heating & Cooling Inc., founded by Kupchick and her husband in 1996. She has been employed as constituent services representative for Senator John McKinney since 2009 as well.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kupchick served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Safety and Security|
|• Program Review and Investigations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kupchick served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
Pet store rules
In May 2014, Kupchick sponsored legislation to bar pet shops from purchasing dogs and cats from unregulated entities, specifically from breeders that had violated animal welfare regulations. The bill also required that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture to create care standards for dog and cat breeders. The legislation passed unanimously in the Connecticut Assembly.
Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives 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. Kevin Coyner was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Brenda L. Kupchick was unopposed in the Republican primary. Coyner will face Kupchick in the general election.
Kupchick ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 132. Kupchick ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Sue Brand (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Brenda L. Kupchick Incumbent||54.5%||6,708|
Kupchick was uncontested in the August 10 primary. She defeated incumbent Democrat Thomas Drew in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132 General Election (2010)|
|Brenda L. Kupchick (R)||4,383|
|Thomas Drew (D)||4,362|
Comprehensive donor information for Kupchick is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kupchick raised a total of $65,551 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Brenda L. Kupchick's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132||$32,806|
|2010||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 132||$32,745|
|Grand Total Raised||$65,551|
2012Kupchick won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kupchick raised a total of $32,806.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brenda L. Kupchick's campaign in 2012|
|Schmitz, Janet G.||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,806|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Kupchick raised $32,745 in contributions.
Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $26,000 to her campaign.
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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.
Kupchick received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 24th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. She did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because she was not yet in the legislature.
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Kupchick and her husband, Peter, have one child.
- Connecticut House of Representatives
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- Connecticut state legislative districts
- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions 2010
- Middle Town Press, "Connecticut legislature tightens rules for selling animals in pet shops," May 7, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed July 15, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate list," accessed June 19, 2012
- CBS Connecticut, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed June 9, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 21, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Kupchick, Brenda L.," accessed September 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 17, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 17, 2014
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, "Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12," October 19, 2012
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