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Leonard Fasano
Connecticut State Senate District 34
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 12
State Senate Minority Leader
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYale University (1981)
J.D.Quinnipiac Law School (1984)
Date of birthMay 15, 1958
Place of birthNew Haven, CT
Office website
Leonard "Len" A. Fasano (b. May 15, 1958) is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He currently serves as State Senate Minority Leader.


Fasano earned his B.S. from Yale University in 1981, his J.D. from Quinnipiac Law School in 1984 and his L.L.M. in Taxation from Boston University Law School in 1985. His professional experience includes working as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Beacon Falls, Fire Commissioner for the Town of East Haven, President/Founder/Attorney for Fasano, Ippolito and Lee and attorney for the East Haven Revitalization Commission.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive and Legislative Nominations, Ranking Member
Legislative Management
Planning and Development, Ranking Member
Regulations Review, Ranking Member
Veterans' Affairs


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


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



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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 Len Fasano was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Fasano ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 34. Fasano ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Steve Fontana (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLen Fasano Incumbent 58.1% 24,359
     Democratic Steve Fontana 41.9% 17,601
Total Votes 41,960


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Fasano ran for re-election to the 34th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the primary or general election.


On November 4, 2008, Fasano won re-election to the 34th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate unopposed.[6]

Connecticut State Senate, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Leonard Fasano (R) 23,786

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Fasano raised $58,325 in contributions.[7]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.


In 2008, Fasano collected $40,309 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,544
Leonard Fasano $200
David Biller $100
Michael Brandt $100
Mary Sartori $100


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

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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."


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]


Fasano received a score of 6 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 13th highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 3 lower than his score of 9 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Fasano and his wife, Jill, have three children.

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Connecticut State Senate - District 34
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