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Elizabeth Ritter
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Current candidacy
Running for Connecticut State Senate, District 20
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 38
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDenison University
Master'sUniversity of Florida, 1979
Personal
Birthday07/24/1951
Place of birthNew York, NY
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Elizabeth B. Ritter is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 38. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Ritter is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Connecticut State Senate. She has also been endorsed by the Working Families Party.

Biography

Ritter's professional experience includes working for the Town of Waterford as a Tax Collector from 1998-2004, Treasurer from 1993-1998, and Registrar of Voters from 1990-1993.

She is a member of Arts in Education, Finance Committee of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Low-Income Housing Advocacy, President of the New London County Tax Collectors Association, Parent Teacher Association, Waterford Democratic Town Committee, Waterford Emergency Management, and Waterford Rotary.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Energy and Technology
Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ritter served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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. Elizabeth B. Ritter defeated William L. Satti in the Democratic primary, while Paul M. Formica was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ritter will face Formica in the general election. Ritter was also endorsed by the Working Families Party.[2][3]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ritter ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 38. Ritter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Tony Siragusa (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth B. Ritter Incumbent 60.7% 6,761
     Republican Tony Siragusa 39.3% 4,383
Total Votes 11,144

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ritter ran for re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. She defeated Tony Siragusa (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 38 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Ritter (D) 5,273
Tony Siragusa (R) 3,717

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ritter won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 38th District. Ritter ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 9,169 votes.[7] Ritter raised $5,157 for her campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ritter is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Ritter raised a total of $102,204 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[9]

Elizabeth Ritter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 38 Won $31,935
2010 Connecticut State House, District 38 Won $21,421
2008 Connecticut State House, District 38 Won $5,157
2006 Connecticut State House, District 38 Won $21,925
2004 Connecticut State House, District 38 Won $21,766
Grand Total Raised $102,204

2012

Ritter won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ritter raised a total of $31,935.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elizabeth Ritter's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,600
Przybysz, Kenneth L$100
Cheromcha, Kathleen$100
Blevins, Cameron$100
Barnes, Kathryn$100
Total Raised in 2012$31,935
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Ritter raised $31,212 in contributions.[10]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,294 to her campaign.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

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.[13]

2012

Ritter 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. This score was 2 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[13]

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