Joseph Serra

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Joseph C. Serra
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 33
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hartford
Associate'sMiddlesex Community College
Personal
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph C. Serra is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He serves as Assistant Majority Leader of the House, and on the Middletown Democratic Town Committee

Biography

Serra's professional experience includes working as a Deputy Director of Public Works from 1979-1996, and on the Middletown Department of Public Works from 1959-1996.

He is a member of the Middletown Urban Forestry Board, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Street and Highway Officials.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging, Chair
Judiciary
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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 Joseph C. Serra is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Linda Szynkowicz is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Serra ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 33. Serra ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Callie Grippo (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph C. Serra Incumbent 71.6% 6,349
     Republican Callie L. Grippo 28.4% 2,519
Total Votes 8,868

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Serra ran for re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. He defeated David Bauer (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 33 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph C. Serra (D) 4,435
David Bauer (R) 2,240

2008

On November 4, 2008, Serra won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 33rd District, defeating Catherine Johnson (R). Serra received 6,476 votes in the election while Johnson received 3,200 votes.[7] Serra raised $30,000 for his campaign; Johnson raised $30,043.[8]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 33
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Serra (D and WF) 6,476
Catherine Johnson (R) 3,200

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Serra is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Serra raised a total of $277,932 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[9]

Joseph C. Serra's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 33 Won $32,205
2010 Connecticut State House, District 33 Won $31,319
2008 Connecticut State House, District 33 Won $30,000
2006 Connecticut State House, District 33 Won $29,010
2004 Connecticut State House, District 33 Won $29,530
2002 Connecticut State House, District 33 Won $35,410
2000 Connecticut State House, District 33 Won $33,748
1998 Connecticut State House, District 33 Won $56,710
Grand Total Raised $277,932

2012

Serra won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Serra raised a total of $32,205.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Serra's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Kagan, Richard C.$100
Turner, Michael J.$100
Jukonsk Jr, Richard W.$100
King, Thomas R.$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,205
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Serra raised $31,319 in contributions.[10]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,880 to his campaign.

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Joseph Serra's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,905

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[11]

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[12]

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.[13]

2012

Serra received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[13]

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Connecticut State House District 33
1993–present
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