John Kissel

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John Kissel
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Connecticut State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Chief Deputy Minority Leader
Present
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut (1981)
J.D.Western New England School of Law (1984)
Personal
Place of birthWorcester, MA
ProfessionCorporate Attorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John A. Kissel is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He is former Deputy Minority Leader and current Chief Deputy Minority Leader.

Biography

Kissel earned his B.S. from the University of Connecticut School of Education in 1981, his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law in 1984 and his B.A. in Liberal Arts and Science and History from the University of Connecticut in 2002. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Fallon, Barbieri and Gilcreast, Practicing Consultants, Adjunct Professor at Bay Path College and Corporate Attorney for Northeast Utilities.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
General Law
Judiciary, Ranking Member
Legislative Management
Program Review and Investigations, Chairman

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kissel 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. John Foxx was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John A. Kissell was unopposed in the Republican primary. Foxx will face Kissel in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Kissel ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 7. Kissel ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Karen Jamoc (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Elizabeth Traceski is running as a write-in candidate.[2][3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn A. Kissel Incumbent 50.6% 22,182
     Democratic Karen Jamoc 49.4% 21,674
Total Votes 43,856

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Kissel ran for re-election to the 7th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Karen M. Jarmoc (D) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 7 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Kissel (R) 17,272
Karen M. Jarmoc (D) 16,286

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kissel won re-election to the 7th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating George Colli (D).[5]

Connecticut State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Kissel (R) 22,045
George Colli (D) 19,870

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kissel is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Kissel raised a total of $509,459 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

John Kissel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $107,878
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $99,379
2008 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $94,083
2006 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $66,990
2004 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $28,628
2002 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $26,882
2000 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $16,320
1998 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $8,350
1996 Connecticut State Senate, District 7 Won $60,949
Grand Total Raised $509,459

2012

Kissel won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kissel raised a total of $107,878.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Kissel's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$91,490
Woodard, David L$100
Sheldon, Robert R$100
Smith, Paul W$100
Oldakowski, Donna M$100
Total Raised in 2012$107,878
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kissel raised $105,781 in contributions.[7]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $87,824
Senate Republican Majority Cmte Of Connecticut $1,500

2008

In 2008, Kissel collected $94,083 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $78,038
Paul Smith $100
Patricia Longo $100
John Carmon $100
Carol Santoski $100

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

Kissel received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 6th highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was the same as his score for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Personal

Kissel and his wife, Cynthia, have two children.

See also

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1993–present
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