Dan Carter

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Dan Carter
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dan Carter is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Carter earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University and his master's in Aeronautical Science.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks
Energy and Technology
General Law, Ranking Member

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Candace Fay was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dan Carter was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fay will face Carter in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carter ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 2. Carter ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Steven DeMoura (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Carter Incumbent 52.1% 5,342
     Democratic Steven B. DeMoura 47.9% 4,921
Total Votes 10,263

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carter was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated incumbent Democrat Jason Bartlett in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Carter (R) 4,023
Jason Bartlett (D) 3,920

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Carter raised a total of $65,996 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[5]

Dan Carter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 2 Won $32,291
2010 Connecticut State House, District 2 Won $33,705
Grand Total Raised $65,996

2012

Carter won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $32,291.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Carter's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Carlsen, Stuart E$100
Marquis, Linda$100
Spiegel, Michael$100
Foley, Conor$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,291
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carter won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $33,705.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

2012

Carter received a score of 9 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the highest score of the 152 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[8]

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Personal

Carter has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jason Bartlett
Connecticut House District 2
2011–present
Succeeded by
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