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Gail Hamm

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Gail Hamm
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 34
Former member
In office
1999 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWestern Michigan University
J.D.Valparaiso University, 1978
Date of birth08/19/1951
Place of birthHillsdale, MI
Gail Hamm is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 34 from 1999 to 2013. She served as Assistant Majority House Whip and was a member of the East Hampton Democratic Town Committee.


Hamm's professional experience includes working as an Attorney/Partner with Friel and Hamm, Legislative Liaison with the State Commission on Status of Women from 1986 to 1990, Attorney with Law Offices of Mel Silverman from 1984 to 1986 and an Attorney with Law Offices of Arthur Harris from 1979 to 1984.

She is a member of the Connecticut Rivers Alliance and the Connecticut Bar Association.[1]

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Human Services, Co-Chair
  • Subcommittee on Judicial and Corrections


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



Hamm did not run for re-election in 2012.[2]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hamm ran for re-election to the 34th District seat in 2010. She defeated Earle Roberts (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 34 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Hamm (D) 4,006
Earle Roberts (R) 3,773


On November 4, 2008, Hamm won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 34th District, defeating David Bauer (R). Hamm received 5,946 votes in the election while Bauer received 4,031 votes.[3] Hamm raised $31,959 for her campaign; Bauer raised $30,195.[4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Hamm (D and WF) 5,946
David Bauer (R) 4,031

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hamm raised $33,278 in contributions.[5]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,723
House Democratic Caucus Committee $1,536


Listed below is the largest contributor to Gail Hamm's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,844


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.[6]


Hamm 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.[6]

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Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 34
Succeeded by
Melissa H. Ziobron (R)