Michael Molgano

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Michael Molgano
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 144
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
Office website
Michael L. Molgano is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 144. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He formerly served on the Stamford Board of Representatives from 2002 to 2010.


Molgano earned his A.D. in Business Information Processing from Business Information Processing Education for the Disabled (BIPED). His professional experience includes working as an IT professional.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Administration and Elections


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Molgano 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. Caroline Simmons was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Michael L. Molgano was unopposed in the Republican primary. Simmons will face Molgano in the general election.[1]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Molgano ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 144. Molgano ran unopposed in the Republcian primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Michael Pollard (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 144, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Molgano Incumbent 52.1% 5,082
     Democratic Michael Pollard 47.9% 4,676
Total Votes 9,758


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Molgano was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated Democrat Susana Vidan in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 144 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Molgano (R) 3,557
Susana Vidan (D) 3,470

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Molgano is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Molgano raised a total of $65,960 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[5]

Michael Molgano's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 144 Won $32,468
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 144 Won $33,492
Grand Total Raised $65,960


Molgano won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Molgano raised a total of $32,468.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Molgano's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Taylor-Selkovits, Anne B.$100
Sanseverino, Thomas$100
Mirkin, Scott D.$100
Salvatore, Jeffrey J.$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,468
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Molgano raised $33,000 in contributions.[6]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,776 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]


Molgano received a score of 6 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 40th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 4 lower than his score of 10 for the 2009-10 term.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Shapiro
Connecticut House District 144
Succeeded by