Roland J. Lemar

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Roland J. Lemar
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 96
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts - Amherst
Place of birthWesterly, RI
Office website
Roland J. Lemar (b. May 17, 1976) is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 96. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He formerly served as alderman for Ward 9 for the City of New Haven Board of Aldermen from 2006 to 2010.


Lemar earned his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1998.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Government Administration and Elections


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lemar 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. Incumbent Roland J. Lemar was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lemar ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 96. Lemar ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoland J. Lemar Incumbent 100% 6,848
Total Votes 6,848


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lemar defeated John J. Morrison and Debra Hauser in the August 10 primary. He ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lemar is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lemar raised a total of $80,025 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[3]

Roland J. Lemar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 96 Won $13,394
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 96 Won $66,631
Grand Total Raised $80,025


Lemar won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lemar raised a total of $13,394.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roland J. Lemar's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$8,005
Garcia, Gerald$100
Mordecai, Christopher$100
Narracci, Gina L.$100
Pescatore, John$100
Total Raised in 2012$13,394
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Lemar raised $66,631 in contributions.[4]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $58,720 to his campaign.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

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


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[6]

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.[7]


Lemar 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. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[7]

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Lemar and his spouse Anika Singh Lemar have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Cameron Staples
Connecticut House District 96
Succeeded by