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Connecticut 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Connecticut State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Connecticut State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Connecticut State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 24 23
     Republican Party 12 13
Total 36 36


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 32 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 1 incumbent lost, and thus 31 incumbents were re-elected to the Connecticut State Senate.
  • One incumbent Democrat lost his re-election bid.
  • There will be 5 new senators sworn-in. Of those 5, 2 are Democrats and 3 are Republicans
  • Of the 36 seats up for election, 23 were won by Democratsand 13 by Republicans.
  • 6 candidates were unopposed, 4 Democrats and 2 Republicans.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Connecticut, four incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 32 incumbents (88.9%) ran for re-election. Of these 32 incumbents, 1 was defeated. He was a Democrat.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Andrea Stillman, first elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 2004

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Thomas Colapietro, first elected to the state senate in 1992, was defeated in 2010.

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Thomas Colapietro

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Jason Welch (Connecticut)

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Connecticut, 5 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 5, 2 are Democrats and 3 are Republicans. In the 4 open seat contests, Republicans won 2 and Democrats 2. In total, Connecticut elected 36 senators, 13 Republicans and 23 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

Beth Bye was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 2010

The following are the newly-elected members of the Connecticut State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Connecticut State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Donald Williams, one of the four unopposed Democratic senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Connecticut, 6 candidates (16.67% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 6, 4 were Democrats and 2 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Connecticut, 2 (3%) of the 67 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. She won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Connecticut State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Connecticut House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Connecticut House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 114 97
     Republican Party 37 54
Total 151 151


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 136 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 15 incumbents lost, and thus 121 incumbents were re-elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 15 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 30 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 30, 10 are Democrats and 20 are Republicans
  • Of the 151 seats up for election, 97 were won by Democrats and 54 by Republicans.
  • 36 candidates were unopposed, 22 Democrats and 14 Republicans.
  • Only 14 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Connecticut, 136 (90.1%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 136, 15 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 15 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

  1. Andres Ayala, Jr.
  2. Andrew M. Fleischmann
  3. Annie Hornish
  4. Anthony D'Amelio
  5. Antonio Guerrera
  6. Arthur O'Neill
  7. Auden Grogins
  8. Bill Aman
  9. Bob Godfrey
  10. Bruce Morris
  11. Bruce Zalaski
  12. Bryan Hurlburt
  13. Carlo Leone
  14. Catherine Abercrombie
  15. Charles Clemons
  16. Chris Perone
  17. Christopher Caruso
  18. Christopher Coutu
  19. Christopher Donovan
  20. Christopher Lyddy
  21. Christopher Wright (Connecticut)
  22. Claire Janowski
  23. Clark Chapin
  24. Craig Miner
  25. David Aldarondo
  26. David Baram
  27. David D. McCluskey
  28. David Labriola
  29. David Scribner
  30. Deborah Heinrich
  31. DebraLee Hovey
  32. Diana Urban
  33. Douglas McCrory
  34. Ed Jutila
  35. Edward Moukawsher
  36. Elissa Wright
  37. Elizabeth A. Boukus
  38. Elizabeth Ritter
  39. Emil Altobello
  40. Ernest Hewett
  41. Ezequiel Santiago
  42. Frank Nicastro, Sr.
  43. Fred Camillo
  44. Gail Hamm
  45. Gary Holder-Winfield
  46. Hector Robles
  47. Henry Genga
  48. J. Brendan Sharkey
  49. James Field Spallone
  50. James O'Rourke
  51. Janice Giegler
  52. Jason Bartlett
  53. Jason Perillo
  54. Jason Rojas
  55. Jeffrey Berger
  56. Joan A. Lewis
  57. Joe Aresimowicz
  58. John C. Geragosian
  59. John Frey
  60. John Hennessy
  61. John Hetherington
  62. John Mazurek
  63. John Piscopo
  64. John Rigby
  65. John Thompson (Connecticut legislator)
  66. Joseph Serra
  67. Joseph Taborsak
  68. Juan Candelaria
  69. Kathleen Tallarita
  70. Kelvin Roldan
  71. Kevin Ryan
  72. Kim Fawcett
  73. Larry Butler
  74. Laura Hoydick
  75. Lawrence Cafero
  76. Lawrence Miller (Connecticut)
  77. Lile Gibbons
  78. Linda Gentile
  79. Linda Orange
  80. Linda Schofield
  81. Livvy Floren
  82. Lonnie Reed
  83. Louis Esposito
  84. Mae Flexer
  85. Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey
  86. Marilyn Giuliano
  87. Mary Fritz
  88. Mary Mushinsky
  89. Matthew Lesser
  90. Matthew Ritter
  91. Melissa Riley
  92. Michael Lawlor
  93. Michelle Cook
  94. Mike Alberts
  95. Minnie Gonzalez
  96. Pamela Sawyer
  97. Patricia Dillon
  98. Patricia Miller (Connecticut)
  99. Patricia Widlitz
  100. Paul Davis, Connecticut Representative
  101. Peggy Reeves
  102. Peggy Sayers
  103. Penny Bacchiochi
  104. Peter Tercyak
  105. Peter Villano
  106. Richard Roy
  107. Robert Megna
  108. Roberta Willis
  109. Rosa Rebimbas
  110. Russell Morin
  111. Sandy Nafis
  112. Sean Williams
  113. Selim Noujaim
  114. Stephen Dargan
  115. Steve Fontana
  116. Steve Mikutel
  117. Susan Johnson, Connecticut Representative
  118. T.R. Rowe
  119. Ted Graziani
  120. Terrie Wood
  121. Terry Backer
  122. Themis Klarides
  123. Theresa Conroy
  124. Thomas Drew
  125. Thomas Kehoe
  126. Tim O'Brien
  127. Timothy Larson
  128. Timothy LeGeyt
  129. Tom Reynolds (Connecticut)
  130. Toni Walker
  131. Tony Hwang
  132. Vickie Orsini Nardello
  133. Vincent Candelora
  134. William Tong

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Annie Hornish
James O'Rourke
Jason Bartlett
Joan A. Lewis
John Mazurek
Peggy Reeves
Steve Fontana
Ted Graziani
Theresa Conroy
Thomas Drew
Thomas Kehoe

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Al Adinolfi
Brenda L. Kupchick
Christie Carpino
Christopher Davis
Dan Carter
Dave Yaccarino
Gail Lavielle
Leonard Greene, Jr.
Prasad Srinivasan
Robert C. Sampson
Tim Ackert
William Simanski

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Connecticut, 30 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 30, 10 are Democrats and 20 are Republicans. In the 15 open seat contests, Republicans won 5 and Democrats 10. In total, Connecticut elected 151 representatives, 54 Republicans and 97 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Connecticut House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives:

Democratic

  1. Andres Ayala, Jr.
  2. Andrew M. Fleischmann
  3. Antonio Guerrera
  4. Auden Grogins
  5. Bob Godfrey
  6. Brian Becker
  7. Bruce Morris
  8. Bruce Zalaski
  9. Bryan Hurlburt
  10. Carlo Leone
  11. Catherine Abercrombie
  12. Charles Clemons
  13. Chris Perone
  14. Christopher Caruso
  15. Christopher Donovan
  16. Christopher Lyddy
  17. Christopher Wright (Connecticut)
  18. Claire Janowski
  19. Daniel S. Rovero
  20. David Aldarondo
  21. David Baram
  22. David D. McCluskey
  23. David William Kiner
  24. Deborah Heinrich
  25. Diana Urban
  26. Douglas McCrory
  27. Ed Jutila
  28. Edward Moukawsher
  29. Elaine O'Brien
  30. Elissa Wright
  31. Elizabeth A. Boukus
  32. Elizabeth Ritter
  33. Emil Altobello
  34. Ernest Hewett
  35. Ezequiel Santiago
  36. Frank Nicastro, Sr.
  37. Gail Hamm
  38. Gary Holder-Winfield
  39. Geoff Luxenberg
  40. Gregory Haddad
  41. Hector Robles
  42. Henry Genga
  43. J. Brendan Sharkey
  44. James Crawford (Connecticut)
  45. James Field Spallone
  46. Jason Rojas
  47. Jeffrey Berger
  48. Joe Aresimowicz
  49. John C. Geragosian
  50. John Hennessy
  51. John Thompson (Connecticut legislator)
  52. Jonathan Steinberg (Connecticut)
  53. Joseph Serra
  54. Joseph Taborsak
  55. Juan Candelaria
  56. Kathleen Tallarita
  57. Kelvin Roldan
  58. Kevin Ryan
  59. Kim Fawcett
  60. Kim Rose
  61. Larry Butler
  62. Linda Gentile
  63. Linda Orange
  64. Linda Schofield
  65. Lonnie Reed
  66. Louis Esposito
  67. Mae Flexer
  68. Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey
  69. Mary Fritz
  70. Mary Mushinsky
  71. Matthew Lesser
  72. Matthew Ritter
  73. Melissa Riley
  74. Michael Lawlor
  75. Michelle Cook
  76. Minnie Gonzalez
  77. Patricia Dillon
  78. Patricia Miller (Connecticut)
  79. Patricia Widlitz
  80. Paul Davis, Connecticut Representative
  81. Peggy Sayers
  82. Peter Tercyak
  83. Peter Villano
  84. Richard Roy
  85. Robert Megna
  86. Roberta Willis
  87. Roland J. Lemar
  88. Russell Morin
  89. Sandy Nafis
  90. Stephen Dargan
  91. Steve Mikutel
  92. Susan Johnson, Connecticut Representative
  93. Terry Backer
  94. Tim O'Brien
  95. Timothy Larson
  96. Tom Reynolds (Connecticut)
  97. Toni Walker
  98. Vickie Orsini Nardello
  99. William Tong

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Connecticut, 36 candidates (23.8% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 36, 22 were Democrats and 14 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Connecticut, 14 (4.9%) of the 287 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: