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Penny Bacchiochi
Penny Bacchiochi.jpg
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 52
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sBecker Junior College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Penny Bacchiochi is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 52. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002. She is the Minority Caucus Chair.

Bacchiochi ran for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in the 2014 elections.[1] She lost to Heather Somers in the Republican primary on August 12, 2014.[2]

Biography

Bacchiochi is the Owner of Louis Real Estate Services.

She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, Friends of the Somers Public Library, Greater Hartford Association of Realtors, Johnson Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, National Association of Realtors, National Council for Affordable and Rural Housing, National Rifle Association, Northern Connecticut Land Trust, Rural Rental Housing Association of Southern New England, and the State Parent Teacher Association.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Technology
General Law
Internship
Public Safety and Security

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Bacchiochi ran for election as Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in 2014.[1] She sought the Republican nomination in the August 12 primary election and was narrowly defeated by Heather Somers.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Republican primary - August 12, 2014

Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Somers 34.5% 27,083
Penny Bacchiochi 33.6% 26,312
David Walker 31.9% 25,026
Total Votes 78,421
Election Results Via:Connecticut Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Race background

Incumbent Nancy Wyman (D) was first elected in 2010 and sought re-election in 2014 alongside current Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy. Wyman and Malloy were uncontested in their respective primaries on August 12 and will run together for the second cycle in a row in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

The outcome of the August 12 Republican primary for Connecticut Lieutenant Governor remained unknown until Wednesday afternoon after election day, when state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi conceded the tight race to Groton Town Council Member and former-Mayor Heather Somers.[2][4][5] With 100 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results provided by the Connecticut Secretary of State showed Somers edging out Bacchiochi by a razor-sharp margin of about 780 votes. Although not a factor in the suspenseful head-to-head finale, third place finisher David Walker took a respectable 32 percent of the vote, roughly 1,000 votes behind Bacchiochi.[6]

Under Connecticut election law, an automatic recount is triggered if the margin separating the highest vote-getters falls within one-half a percentage point of the total number of ballots cast; for Somers and Bacchiochi, that meant a difference of 1,000 votes. Bacchiochi rejected the ordering of a recount, however, believing it would only waste time.[2] Delegates of the Connecticut Republican Party voted to back Bacchiochi for lieutenant governor at their convention in May, so Somers' victory was a modest upset.[7][8]

Somers will go on to share the ticket with GOP gubernatorial nominee Tom Foley in the general election battle against Democratic incumbents Gov. Dan Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and unaffiliated ticket of Joe Visconti and Chester Harris.[9]


2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bacchiochi ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 52. Bacchiochi ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Chris Grohs (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10][11][12]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPenny Bacchiochi Incumbent 67.8% 6,872
     Democratic Chris Grohs 31.3% 3,171
     Independent Daniel Traceski 0.9% 93
Total Votes 10,136

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bacchiochi ran for re-election to the 52nd District seat in 2010. She defeated Democrat John McNerney and Christian Center candidate Daniel Traceski in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 52 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Penny Bacchiochi (R) 7,050
Daniel Traceski (CCP) 387

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bacchiochi won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 52 District, defeating Arlene Avery (D and WF) and John Traceski (Christian Center Party). Bacchioci received 7,260 votes in the election while Avery received 3,707 votes, and Traceski received 144 votes.[13] Bacchiochi raised $30,225 for her campaign; Avery raised $30,637.[14]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 52
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Penny Bacchiochi (R) 7,260
Arlene Avery (D and WF) 3,707
John Traceski (CCP) 144

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bacchiochi is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bacchiochi raised a total of $166,081 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[15]

Penny Bacchiochi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 52 Won $32,448
2010 Connecticut State House, District 52 Won $26,728
2008 Connecticut State House, District 52 Won $30,225
2006 Connecticut State House, District 52 Won $11,250
2004 Connecticut State House, District 52 Won $32,657
2002 Connecticut State House, District 52 Won $32,773
Grand Total Raised $166,081

2012

Bacchiochi won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bacchiochi raised a total of $32,448.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Penny Bacchiochi's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,888
Knorr, Cg Bud$250
Angelo, Michael$250
Bacchiochi, Linda/Penny M$100
Bacchiochi, David A$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,448
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Bacchiochi raised $31,400 in contributions.[16]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,955 to her campaign.

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Penny Bacchiochi's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,930

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[17]

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.[18]

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.[19]

2012

Bacchiochi received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 24th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 3 lower than her score of 10 for the 2009-10 term.[19]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "Candidate Committee Registration Statement," April 1, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 wfsb.com, "Bacchiochi concedes GOP race for lt. governor to Somers," August 13, 2014
  3. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Bacchiochi
  4. The Associated Press, "Connecticut - Summary Vote Results," August 13, 2014
  5. NBC Connecticut, "Race results: Connecticut Primary Election," August 13, 2014
  6. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote," accessed August 13, 2014
  7. ctpost.com, "Lieutenant governor GOP primary too close to call," August 12, 2014
  8. The Hartford Courant, "Lieutenant Governor Primary Still Too Close To Call," August 13, 2014
  9. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate List, 2014 General Election," accessed October 13, 2014
  10. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate list," accessed June 19, 2012
  11. CBS Connecticut, "2012 Primary Results," August 14, 2012
  12. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 21, 2012
  13. Connecticut Secretary of State, "CT House official election results for 2008," November 5, 2008
  14. District 52 Connecticut House candidate funds, 2008
  15. followthemoney.org, "Penny Bacchiochi," accessed September 18, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  17. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 17, 2014
  18. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 17, 2014
  19. 19.0 19.1 Yankee Institute for Public Policy, "Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12," October 19, 2012
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