Pamela Sawyer

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Pamela Sawyer
Pamela Sawyer.jpg
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 55
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Rhode Island
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Pamela Z. Sawyer is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 55. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992. She is the current Minority Whip and was Assistant Minority Leader from 1997-2002. Sawyer did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Sawyer's professional experience includes working as a Justice of the Peace and educator.

She is a member of the Bolton Republican Town Committee, Bolton Women's Club, Junior Achievement of Southwestern New England, National Order of Women Legislators, and founding Member of the University of Connecticut Parents Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Higher Education and Employment Advancement
Legislative Management
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sawyer ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 55. Sawyer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Richard Marzi (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Sawyer Incumbent 73% 9,249
     Democratic Richard Marzi 27% 3,425
Total Votes 12,674

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sawyer ran for re-election to the 55th District seat in 2010. She defeated Jeanne C. Webb (D) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 55 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pamela Sawyer (R) 7,541
Jeanne C. Webb (D) 3,126

2008

On November 4, 2008, Sawyer won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 55th District. Sawyer ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 9,984 votes.[5] Sawyer raised $10,535 for her campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sawyer is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Sawyer raised a total of $161,420 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[7]

Pamela Sawyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 55 Won $33,146
2010 Connecticut State House, District 55 Won $33,483
2008 Connecticut State House, District 55 Won $10,535
2006 Connecticut State House, District 55 Won $24,480
2004 Connecticut State House, District 55 Won $25,395
2002 Connecticut State House, District 55 Won $11,120
2000 Connecticut State House, District 55 Won $13,874
1998 Connecticut State House, District 55 Won $9,387
Grand Total Raised $161,420

2012

Sawyer won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $33,146.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pamela Sawyer's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,926
Blackwell, David H$100
Crispin, Steven M$100
Ward, Norman$100
Smith, Mark$100
Total Raised in 2012$33,146
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Sawyer raised $33,483 in contributions.[8]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,465
Pamela Sawyer $2,523

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Pamela Sawyer's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $3,508

Scorecards

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2014

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."

2012

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]

2012

Sawyer 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. This score was 2 lower than her score of 10 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Connecticut State House District 55
1993–present
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