Elissa Wright

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Elissa Wright
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sConnecticut College
Master'sConnecticut College, 1974
J.D.University of Connecticut, 1979
Personal
Birthday04/14/1946
Place of birthHartford, CT
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Elissa T. Wright is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Housing
Insurance and Real Estate, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright 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. Incumbent Elissa T. Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Andre Bumgardner was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wright will face Bumgardner in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElissa T. Wright Incumbent 53% 4,951
     Republican Harry A. Watson 47% 4,388
Total Votes 9,339

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

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)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elissa Wright (D) 3,319
Timothy H. Plungis (R) 3,156

2008

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.[6] Wright raised $31,206 for her campaign; Peruzzotti raised $30,000.[7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elissa Wright (D) 5,254
Deborah Peruzzotti (R) 3,299

Campaign donors

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.[8]

Elissa Wright's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 41 Won $32,761
2010 Connecticut State House, District 41 Won $31,594
2008 Connecticut State House, District 41 Won $31,206
2006 Connecticut State House, District 41 Won $23,672
Grand Total Raised $119,233

2012

Wright 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
Public Fund$26,850
Vanzandt, Sidney F$100
English, James F$100
Raisbeck, Elizabeth L$100
Shafner, Matthew$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,761
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Wright raised $31,594 in contributions.[9]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,496 to her campaign.

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Elissa Wright's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $23,759
Speakers Leadership CMTE $1,577

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[10]

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[11]

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.[12]

2012

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.[12]

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Connecticut State House District 41
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