|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41|
|2007 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||Connecticut College, 1974|
|J.D.||University of Connecticut, 1979|
|Place of birth||Hartford, CT|
Wright's professional experience includes working as an attorney, Law Clerk for Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Ellen Ash Peters and Legislative Aide to House Majority Office, Speaker James Kennelly/Majority Leader William A. O'Neill.
She served on the Groton Town Council from 2001-2006, Groton Board of Education from 1989-1991 and a Groton Town Meeting representative from 1973-1975.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
|• Insurance and Real Estate, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Vice Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Banks, Vice Chair|
|• Finance, Revenue, and Bonding|
Wright ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 41. Wright ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Harry Watson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Elissa T. Wright Incumbent||53%||4,951|
|Republican||Harry A. Watson||47%||4,388|
Wright ran for re-election to the 41st District seat in 2010. She defeated Timothy H. Plungis (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41 General Election (2010)|
|Elissa Wright (D)||3,319|
|Timothy H. Plungis (R)||3,156|
On November 4, 2008, Wright won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 41st District, defeating Deborah Peruzzotti (R). Wright received 5,254 votes in the election while Peruzzotti received 3,299 votes. Wright raised $31,206 for her campaign; Peruzzotti raised $30,000.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41|
|Elissa Wright (D)||5,254|
|Deborah Peruzzotti (R)||3,299|
Comprehensive donor information for Wright is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Wright raised a total of $119,233 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.
|Elissa Wright's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut State House, District 41||$32,761|
|2010||Connecticut State House, District 41||$31,594|
|2008||Connecticut State House, District 41||$31,206|
|2006||Connecticut State House, District 41||$23,672|
|Grand Total Raised||$119,233|
2012Wright won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wright raised a total of $32,761.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Elissa Wright's campaign in 2012|
|Vanzandt, Sidney F||$100|
|English, James F||$100|
|Raisbeck, Elizabeth L||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,761|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Wright raised $31,594 in contributions.
Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,496 to her campaign.
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Elissa Wright's 2008 campaign.
|Speakers Leadership CMTE||$1,577|
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.
Wright received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 65th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.
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- Elissa Wright's personal website
- Connecticut House Democrats - Representative Elissa Wright
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Elissa Wright on Facebook
- Elissa Wright on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Wright
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 21, 2012
- Connecticut House official election results for 2008
- District 41 Connecticut House candidate funds, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "Elissa Wright," Accessed September 18, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
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