Jonathan Steinberg

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Jonathan Steinberg
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 136
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'sYale University
Master'sStern School of Business
Office website
Jonathan Steinberg is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 136. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He formerly served as a representative for Westports Representative Town Meeting from 2003 to 2010.


Steinberg earned his B.A. in Psychology from Yale University. He went on to receive his MBA in Marketing from Stern School of Business. He then earned a teaching certificate in History/Social Studies from the Department of Higher Educations Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) Program.

Steinberg's professional experience includes working as a senior vice president of marketing and communications for The Jewish Home Lifecare System, marketing executive for Revlon, employee for Mount Sinai Medical Center, marketing executive for Bristol-Myers Squibb, and marketing executive for American Home Products/Wyeth.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Technology, Vice Chair
Finance, Revenue and Bonding


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Steinberg 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. Incumbent Jonathan P. Steinberg was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Brandi Briggs was unopposed in the Republican primary. Steinberg will face Briggs in the general election.[1]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Steinberg ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 136. Steinberg ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Stephen Rubin (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 136, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Steinberg Incumbent 56.3% 7,398
     Republican Stephen Rubin 43.7% 5,740
Total Votes 13,138


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Steinberg was unopposed in the August 10 primary. He defeated Republican Nitzy Cohen in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 136 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Steinberg (D) 5,508
Nitzy Cohen (R) 4,715

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steinberg is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Steinberg raised a total of $66,476 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[5]

Jonathan Steinberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 136 Won $34,480
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 136 Won $31,996
Grand Total Raised $66,476


Steinberg won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Steinberg raised a total of $34,480.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jonathan Steinberg's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Baris, Russell$100
Kossak, Evelyn$100
Connolly, Kevin$100
Yarmoff, Erika$100
Total Raised in 2012$34,480
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Steinberg raised $31,996 in contributions.[6]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $23,204 to his campaign.


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


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

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.[9]


Steinberg received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 65th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[9]

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Steinberg and his wife Nancy have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Mioli
Connecticut House District 136
Succeeded by