Jason Rojas

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Jason Rojas
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 9
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut
Personal
Place of birthEast Hartford, CT
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jason Rojas is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Rojas' professional experience includes working as Director of Community Relations at Trinity College. He is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Public Secondary Schools.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted 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. Incumbent Jason Rojas was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Richard Lion (L) in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rojas ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 9. Rojas ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Rudy Hrubala (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Rojas Incumbent 74.3% 6,890
     Republican Rudy Hrubala 25.7% 2,385
Total Votes 9,275

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rojas ran for re-election to the 9th District seat in 2010. He defeated Dennis A. Brenner (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 9 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Rojas (D) 5,631
Dennis A. Brenner (R) 4,575

2008

In 2008, Rojas won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 9th District, defeating Clifton Thompson (R). Rojas received 7,660 votes in the election while Thompson received 5,200 votes.[6] Rojas raised $40,000 for his campaign; Thompson raised $39,604.[7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 9
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Rojas (D and WF) 7,660
Clifton Thompson (R) 5,200

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rojas is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Rojas raised a total of $98,499 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[8]

Jason Rojas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 9 Won $31,851
2010 Connecticut State House, District 9 Won $26,648
2008 Connecticut State House, District 9 Won $40,000
Grand Total Raised $98,499

2012

Rojas won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rojas raised a total of $31,851.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Rojas's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,766
Driscoll, Eileen P$100
Hughes, Joshua D$100
Wilson, Ronnie L$100
Vignati Jr, Francis$100
Total Raised in 2012$31,851
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rojas won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Rojas raised a total of $26,648.

2008

Rojas won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Rojas raised a total of $40,000.

Scorecards

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

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2014

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

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.[10]

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.[11]

2012

Rojas received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 65th highest score among the 152 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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