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|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 46|
|2003 - January 5, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|J.D.||Case Western Reserve University School of Law|
Riley is an Attorney with Embry and Neusner.
She is a Corporator with the William W. Backus Hospital of the Advisory Council of the Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut, mentor with Big Brother/Big Sister, and a volunteer with the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Riley served on these committees:
- Judiciary Committee, Connecticut General Assembly
- Legislative Management Committee, Connecticut General Assembly
- Public Health Committee, Connecticut General Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Riley served on these committees:
Riley did not run for re-election in 2012.
Riley ran for re-election to the 46th District seat in 2010. She defeated Bill Nash (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 46 General Election (2010)|
|Melissa Riley (D)||2,956|
|Bill Nash (R)||1,772|
On November 4, 2008, Riley won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 46th District. Riley ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 6,292 votes. Riley raised $2,624 for her campaign.
In 2010, Riley raised $6,676 in contributions. 
No contributions to her campaign were for $1,000 or more.
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.
Riley 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 her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.
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- Connecticut House Democrats - Representative Melissa Riley
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Riley
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- ↑ Connecticut House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 46 Connecticut House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
|Connecticut State House District 46
| Succeeded by|
Emmett D. Riley (D)
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