Gail Lavielle

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Gail Lavielle
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCornell University
Master'sYale University and University of Connecticut
Office website
Gail Lavielle is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 143. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Lavielle's professional experience includes working for more than 25 years in finance, marketing, and communication at Fortune 500 corporations. She held Series 7, 66, and 31 securities licenses and previously worked as chief executive of a subsidiary of the Interpublic Group and as Senior Vice President of Suez Environment.

She has served on the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission, the Connecticut Advisory Council for Professional Standards for School Administrators, and the Governor’s task force on rail station parking and access, as well as the Wilton Board of Finance and the Wilton Energy Commission. She is also a member of the Norwalk River Valley Trail steering committee, the Board of Directors of the Norwalk Senior Center, and the Wilton Kiwanis.

Lavielle has taught undergraduate courses at the University of Connecticut, and holds an M.A. in French from Yale, a B.A. in English from Cornell, and an MBA in finance from UConn. A former music critic, she wrote reviews for The Wall Street Journal and is the author of a book on opera.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Ranking Member
Higher Education and Employment Advancement


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



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. Keith Rodgerson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Gail Lavielle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rodgerson will face Lavielle in the general election.[2]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lavielle ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 143. Lavielle ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Ted Hoffstatter (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012, winning in all three towns in the district.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGail Lavielle Incumbent 58.8% 7,242
     Democratic Ted Hoffstatter 41.2% 5,071
Total Votes 12,313


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gail Lavielle was elected State Representative of Connecticut's 143rd District on November 2, 2010. Lavielle was uncontested in the August 10 primary. She defeated incumbent Democrat Peggy Reeves in the November 2 general election, winning the election in both the Wilton and Norwalk parts of the district.[6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Lavielle (R) 4,828
Peggy Reeves (D) 4,180

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lavielle is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lavielle raised a total of $65,135 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[7]

Gail Lavielle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143 Won $34,085
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143 Won $31,050
Grand Total Raised $65,135


Lavielle won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lavielle raised a total of $34,085.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gail Lavielle's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Torrano, Peter K.$100
Sarezky, Michael N.$100
Levy, Judith$100
Bufano, Libby V.$100
Total Raised in 2012$34,085
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Lavielle raised $31,050 in contributions.[8]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,252 to her campaign.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

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In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[9]


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[10]

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.[11]


Lavielle received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. She did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because she was not yet in the legislature.[11]

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