Noreen Kokoruda

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Noreen Kokoruda
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101
Incumbent
In office
February 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 22, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPace University
Personal
Birthday08/04/1947
Place of birthBridgeport, CT
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Noreen S. Kokoruda is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 101. She was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election on February 22, 2011.[1] Kokoruda ran to fill the vacancy created after Deborah Heinrich (D) resigned to serve as an advocate for social service agencies.[2]

Biography

A Connecticut native, Kokoruda served as the Executive Director of The Shoreline Foundation for 14 years. She also chaired the Beach and Recreation Commission for 9 years. Kokoruda is currently serving her seventh term as a member of the Madison Board of Selectmen. She also serves on the Commission for Community Service. She and her husband Dan have two children.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Education
Planning and Development

2011-2012

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

Campaign themes

2011

Kokoruda's 2011 special election Campaign site emphasizes two key policy campaign themes:

  • Proven Leadership: Holding Government Accountable "Noreen Kokoruda is a no-nonsense Selectman in Madison. She’s maintained a healthy rainy day fund, put a stop to wasteful spending, and helped the town keep a AAA-bond rating – one of the strongest financial scores in all of Connecticut."
  • Taking on Higher Taxes and Spending: "Two years ago, Hartford politicians increased taxes and fees by almost $2 billion and still put us in a $3.5 billion hole. Now, they’re looking for more votes to raise taxes; but they won’t get it from Noreen. We just can’t afford their spending."

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. Alex Taubes was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Noreen S. Kokoruda was unopposed in the Republican primary. Taubes will face Kokoruda in the general election.[4]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kokoruda ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 101. Kokoruda ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated David Dwyer (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNoreen S. Kokoruda Incumbent 60.3% 7,537
     Democratic David Dwyer 39.7% 4,952
Total Votes 12,489

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Kokoruda defeated Joan Walker (D) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kokoruda is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Kokoruda raised a total of $91,782 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[9]

Noreen Kokoruda's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101 Won $32,599
2011 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101 Won $23,425
2006 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101 Defeated $35,758
Grand Total Raised $91,782

2012

Kokoruda won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kokoruda raised a total of $32,599.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Noreen Kokoruda's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Rowe, Patricia$100
Dowler, Robert$100
Kokoruda, Sharon$100
Viola, Lucille A.$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,599
Source:Follow the Money


Scorecards

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2014

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

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[11]

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.[12]

2012

Kokoruda received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. She did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because she was not yet in the legislature.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deborah Heinrich (D)
Connecticut House District 101
2011–present
Succeeded by
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