|U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5|
|January 3, 2013-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Chris Murphy (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 103rd District|
|Cheshire Town Council|
|J.D.||Yale Law School|
|Birthday||August 25, 1959|
|Place of birth||Oak Park, Illinois|
She is a member of the Cheshire Public Library Board, Legal Advisor to the Connecticut League of Women Voters Consensus Project, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the First Congregational Cheshire, lay member of the Committee on Ministry New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ, and a member of the Parent-Teacher Association.
Esty serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
- United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
While a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, Esty served on the following committees.
- Job creation and economic growth
- Clean and affordable energy
- Fiscal responsibility and protecting taxpayers
- Protecting seniors
- Affordable, quality health care
- Clean environment
- Quality education
- Foreign policy and national security
- Marriage equality and equal rights
- Women's rights
Esty is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Esty ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 5th District. Esty defeated Christopher Donovan and Dan Roberti in the Democratic primary. She won the election on November 6, 2012.
Following the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012 in which Esty defeated Christopher Donovan, the endorsed candidate of the Democratic party, discussion speculated on whether Donovan would choose to still run against Esty in the general election as the Working Families Party nominee. However, in late August 2012 discussion began between Donovan, Esty, and the Working Families Party over whether Esty might pick up the nomination of the party, preventing division amongst the Democratic party that might give way to a win by Republican nominee Andrew Roraback in the general election.
While Donovan was endorsed by the Democratic party and was the frontrunner for most of the campaign, an investigation by the FBI closer to the primary hurt his chances in the primary. Two of Donovan's staff members were among eight people arrested and were immediately fired and replaced after a sting operation by the FBI in which the staffers were allegedly accepting campaign contributions from straw donors. Although Donovan was not implicated and an investigation paid for by the campaign cleared him of having any knowledge of wrongdoing, it was enough to derail his campaign.
|U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Esty ran for re-election to the 103rd District seat in 2010. She was defeated by Al Adinolfi (R) in the November 2 general election.
On November 4, 2008, Esty won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 103rd District, defeating Al Adinolfi (R). Esty received 6,088 votes in the election while Adinolfi received 5,867 votes. Esty raised $30,525 for her campaign; Adinolfi raised $30,000.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 103|
|Elizabeth Esty (D)||6,088|
|Al Adinolfi (R)||5,867|
Comprehensive donor information for Esty is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Esty raised a total of $3,269,050 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.
|Elizabeth Esty's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Connecticut, District 5)||$3,269,050|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,269,050|
|U.S. House, Connecticut District 5, 2012 - Elizabeth Esty Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,578,508|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,574,454|
|Top contributors to Elizabeth Esty's campaign committee|
|Sidley Austin LLP||$33,680|
|State of Connecticut||$16,050|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$105,400|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Elizabeth Esty's 2008 campaign.
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Esty missed 3 of 89 roll call votes, which is 3.4% from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Esty's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,538,140 and $7,077,000. That averages to $4,807,570, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.
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- Murphy, Esty Praise Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's ... - Patch.com
- Bill Would Provide Federal Aid For Newtown School - Hartford Courant
- Focus Of Braddock Trial Shifts To Checks - Hartford Courant
- In flextime vote, House GOP takes the high road - Atlanta Journal Constitution
- Prosecutors Highlight Fundraising Efforts, Competition - CT Newsjunkie
- First on CNN: GOP going after Dems in ads over IRS scandal - CNN (blog)
- Connecticut Natural Gas Push Starts; Algonquin Backlash in Brookfield - Litchfield County Times
- Testimony begins in Braddock trial - WTNH
- Trial starts for ex-Donovan aide charged in scheme - Waterbury Republican American
- Daniel Esty: a complex man in a complex job - Meriden Record-Journal
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- ↑ Elizabeth Esty for Congress "Biography" Accessed February 15, 2012
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Esty
- ↑ CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- ↑ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- ↑ AP Results "U.S. House primary election results" Accessed August 14, 2012
- ↑ ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 My Record Journal "Donovan talks to Esty: A step toward unity in 5th District?" Accessed August 28, 2012
- ↑ My Record Journal "Donovan talks to Esty: A step toward unity in 5th District?" Accessed August 28, 2012
- ↑ Connecticut House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 103 Connecticut House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Elizabeth Esty," Accessed March 22, 2013
- ↑ Open Secrets "Elizabeth Esty 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
- ↑ GovTrack, "Elizabeth Esty," Accessed March 29, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Esty, (D-Conn), 2011"
- ↑ Elizabeth Etsy for Congress "Biography" Accessed December 21, 2011
Christopher S. Murphy
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