|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||Yale University and University of Connecticut|
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.
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:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
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 is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Gail Lavielle is unopposed in the Republican primary.
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.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Gail Lavielle Incumbent||58.8%||7,242|
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.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143 General Election (2010)|
|Gail Lavielle (R)||4,828|
|Peggy Reeves (D)||4,180|
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.
|Gail Lavielle's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143||$34,085|
|2010||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 143||$31,050|
|Grand Total Raised||$65,135|
2012Lavielle 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|
|Torrano, Peter K.||$100|
|Sarezky, Michael N.||$100|
|Bufano, Libby V.||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$34,085|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Lavielle raised $31,050 in contributions.
Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,252 to her campaign.
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Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
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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.
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.
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- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate list," accessed June 19, 2012
- CBS Connecticut, "2012 Primary Results," August 14, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 21, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, 2010 General Election Results
- Follow the Money, "Lavielle, Gail," accessed September 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 17, 2014
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- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, "Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12," October 19, 2012
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