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Donald DeFronzo

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Donald DeFronzo
Connecticut State Senate District 6
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman
Donald DeFronzo (b. August 24, 1948) is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 6 from 2003 to 2011. In 2011, DeFronzo resigned to head the Department of Administrative Services.[1] A special election was held on February 22, 2011 to elect a replacement.[2] Prior to leaving the senate, he served as Assistant President Pro Tempore.


DeFronzo was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee from 1984 to 1986 and the Democratic Township Committee from 1978 to 2003. He served as Mayor of New Britain from 1989 to 1993.


DeFronzo earned his B.A. from Fairfield University in 1970 and his M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a Claims Adjuster for the State Department of Labor, in the Office of Policy and Management for the State of Connecticut, as a Respiratory Therapist at Harford Hospital, Senior Planning Analyst for the State of Connecticut from 1977 to 1989, CEO/Executive Director for the Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Plan Analyst for the Connecticut Association for Community Action and Adjunct Faculty at Goodwin College.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, DeFronzo served on the following committees:



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

DeFronzo ran for re-election to the 6th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Henry Zembko (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald DeFronzo (D) 15,556
Henry Zembko (R) 7,307


On November 4, 2008, DeFronzo won re-election to the 6th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Thomas Bozek (R).[3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald DeFronzo (D) 20,232
Thomas Bozek (R) 9,941

Campaign donors


In 2008, DeFronzo collected $98,607 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $81,368
Carlo Carlozzi, Jr. $100
Lorraine Domijan $100
Mohamed Hussain $100
Suzanne Bielinski $100


DeFronzo and his wife, Diane, have two children.

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Preceded by
Connecticut State Senate - District 6
Succeeded by
Terry Gerratana (D)