David William Kiner

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David William Kiner
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 59
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEastern Connecticut State University
Office website
David William Kiner is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 59. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He formerly served on the Enfield Town Council in 2007 and 2009.


Kiner earned his B.A. in Political Science from Eastern Connecticut State University.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
General Law, Vice Chair
Labor and Public Employees


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



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. Incumbent David William Kiner was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Rob Kwasnicki was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kiner will face Kwasnicki in the general election.[1]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kiner ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 59. Kiner ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Joe Bosco (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid William Kiner Incumbent 57.6% 5,408
     Republican Joe Bosco 42.4% 3,987
Total Votes 9,395


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kiner was unopposed in the August 10 primary. He defeated Republican Ken Nelson, Jr. in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 59 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David William Kiner (D) 3,959
Ken Nelson, Jr. (R) 3,067

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kiner is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kiner raised a total of $65,299 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[5]

David Kiner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 59 Won $32,238
2010 Connecticut State House, District 59 Won $33,061
Grand Total Raised $65,299


Kiner won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kiner raised a total of $32,238.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David William Kiner's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Lopes, Jack$100
Jones-Searle, Donna$100
Strich, Jeffrey$100
Kealey, Sheila A$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,238
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Kiner raised $33,061 in contributions.[6]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,385
Speakers Leadership Cmte $1,514


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


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[8]

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.[9]


Kiner received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored 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.[9]

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Kiner has a wife, Jennifer.

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Preceded by
Karen Jarmoc
Connecticut House District 59
Succeeded by