Christopher Wright (Connecticut)

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Christopher Wright
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77
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 elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Christopher Wright is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Wright earned his B.A. from Central Connecticut State University. His professional experience includes working as a registrar at St. Francis Healthcare.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Housing
Insurance and Real Estate, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wright ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 77. Wright ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Jill Fitzgerald (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher A. Wright Incumbent 58.4% 5,818
     Republican Jill Fitzgerald 41.6% 4,144
Total Votes 9,962

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wright ran for re-election to the 77th District seat in 2010. He defeated Jill T. Fitzgerald (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Wright (D) 3,957
Jill T. Fitzgerald (R) 3,570

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wright won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 77th District, defeating Jill Fitzgerald (R). Wright received 5,591 votes in the election while Fitzgerald received 4,462 votes.[4] Wright raised $30,832 for his campaign; Fitzgerald raised $29,817.[5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Wright (D) 5,591
Jill Fitzgerald (R) 4,462

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wright is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Wright raised a total of $96,053 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[6]

Christopher Wright's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77 Won $32,180
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77 Won $33,041
2008 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77 Won $30,832
Grand Total Raised $96,053

2012

Wright won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wright raised a total of $32,180.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christopher Wright's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Albert, Renaud J.$100
Wright, Eric$100
Wright, Gardner$100
Heverling, Paula$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,180
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Wright raised $33,041 in contributions.[7]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,340
House Democratic Caucus Cmte $1,229

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Christopher Wright's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,644

Scorecards

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.[8]

2012

Wright received a score of 2 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 55th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than his score of 3 for the 2009-10 term.[8]

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Connecticut State House District 77
2009–present
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