Cara Christine Pavalock

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Cara Christine Pavalock
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Cara Christine Pavalock is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 77. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2015
Aging
Commerce
Program Review and Investigations

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Pavalock's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Spending

  • Excerpt: "The next generation will be saddled with massive debt and a diminished future unless we change our course in Hartford. As your Representative I will restore fiscal responsibility to our government and stop runaway spending by helping to create more jobs."

Unfunded State Mandates

  • Excerpt: "I know it’s hard to understand how this issue affects our everyday lives. Essentially an Unfunded State Mandate occurs when the state government passes a law that requires our town to do something and doesn’t pay for it. The cost is passed onto the city and its taxpayers."

Liberties & Freedoms

  • Excerpt: "I want to promote common sense laws that protect our right to bear arms, educate our children and empower us to make our own decisions regarding our lives."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "The Governor claims to have a surplus despite having pothole ridden roads. As your Representative I want to increase public transportation through rail – No more buses to nowhere!"

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 Christopher A. Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Cara Christine Pavalock was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pavalock defeated Wright in the general election.[2][3]

Connecticut House of Representatives District 77, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCara Christine Pavalock 48.3% 3,778
     Democratic Christopher A. Wright 47.9% 3,747
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngCara Christine Pavalock 3.9% 305
Total Votes 7,830

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pavalock ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 98. Pavalock ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was defeated by Katie Edwards (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Edwards 67.1% 45,300
     Republican Cara Christine Pavalock 32.9% 22,240
Total Votes 67,540

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christopher Wright (D)
Connecticut State House District 77
2015–present
Succeeded by
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