Russell Morin

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Russell Morin
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 28
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Russell A. Morin is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Morin was the Mayor of the Town of Wethersfield from 2003-2007, served on the Town Council from 1997-2003, and the Board of Education from 1995-1997.

He is a member of the First Church of Christ and founder of Wethersfield We Care.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce
Executive and Legislative Nominations
Legislative Management
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Morin 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 Russell A. Morin was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael J. Hurley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Morin defeated Hurley in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Morin ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 28. Morin ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated John Console (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRussell A. Morin Incumbent 59.8% 6,958
     Republican John J. Console 40.2% 4,673
Total Votes 11,631

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Morin ran for re-election to the 28th District seat in 2010. He defeated Peter E. Gordon (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Morin (D) 5,390
Peter E. Gordon (R) 3,848

2008

On November 4, 2008, Morin won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 28th District, defeating John Cusano (R). Morin received 7,713 votes in the election while Cusano received 4,306 votes.[8] Morin raised $22,407 for his campaign; Cusano raised $3,770.[9]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Morin (D) 7,713
John Cusano (R) 4,306

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Morin is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Morin raised a total of $108,229 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[10]

Russell Morin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 28 Won $32,665
2010 Connecticut State House, District 28 Won $32,968
2008 Connecticut State House, District 28 Won $22,407
2006 Connecticut State House, District 28 Won $20,189
Grand Total Raised $108,229

2012

Morin won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Morin raised a total of $32,665.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Russell Morin's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,845
Camilliere, Anne L$100
Brickley, Neil$100
Coombs, Joseph F$100
Dinardi, Teresa$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,665
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Morin raised $32,968 in contributions.[11]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,830
Working Families Party $1,918

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Russell Morin's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $16,771

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

Morin 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 his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[14]

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Connecticut State House District 28
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