Roberta Willis

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Roberta Willis
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 64
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVassar College
Personal
Birthday03/06/1951
Place of birthNew York, NY
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Roberta B. Willis is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 64. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Willis' professional experience includes working as a teacher in Regional School District 1 from 1982-2000, Congressional Aide, United States House of Representatives from 1979-1982, Host of Capitol Connections and Radio Show Host of Classrooms, Region 1-School District.

Willis served as Assistant Vice Chair of the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee from 1994-2002 and Member/Former Chair of the Salisbury Democratic Town Committee from 1975-2002.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Environment
Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted 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. Incumbent Roberta B. Willis was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Brian Ohler defeated Mark Lauretano in the Republican primary. Willis defeated Ohler in the general election.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 64 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Ohler 59.4% 817
Mark Lauretano 40.6% 559
Total Votes 1,376

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Willis ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 64. Willis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated Vivian Rockwell Nasiatka (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoberta B. Willis Incumbent 61.6% 7,023
     Republican Vivian Rockwell Nasiatka 38.4% 4,373
Total Votes 11,396

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Willis ran for re-election to the 64th District seat in 2010. She defeated Kathy Lauretano (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 64 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roberta Willis (D) 5,481
Kathy Lauretano (R) 4,228

2008

On November 4, 2008, Willis won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 64th District. Willis ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 9,524 votes.[8] Willis raised $13,920 for her campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Willis is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Willis raised a total of $240,105 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[10]

Roberta Willis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 64 Won $32,905
2010 Connecticut State House, District 64 Won $26,378
2008 Connecticut State House, District 64 Won $13,920
2006 Connecticut State House, District 64 Won $46,683
2004 Connecticut State House, District 64 Won $48,463
2002 Connecticut State House, District 64 Won $35,639
2000 Connecticut State House, District 64 Won $36,117
Grand Total Raised $240,105

2012

Willis won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Willis raised a total of $32,905.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roberta Willis's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Griesedieck, Ellen$100
Temkin, Zena$100
Grossman, Hanna$100
Kearcher, Lynn$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,905
Source:[www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=138190 Follow the Money]

2010

In 2010, Willis raised $33,436 in contributions.[11]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $23,534
House Democratic Caucus Cmte $1,072
Speakers Leadership Cmte $1,037

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Roberta Willis' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,500

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

2012

Willis 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.[14]

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