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Sam Caligiuri

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Sam Caligiuri
Connecticut State Senate District 16
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
Sam Caligiuri was a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 16. He joined the Connecticut State Senate in 2007 and served in that position until 2011. He served as Senate Deputy Minority Leader in his final term. Caligiuri ran for U.S. Congress in 2010.[1]

Caligiuri was Deputy Legal Counsel for the Office of the Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 1997. He was a member/President of the Waterbury Board of Aldermen from 1997 to 2002. He was also Acting Mayor of Waterbury from 2001 to 2002.

Caligiuri earned his M.A. from Boston College. He went on to receive his M.A. in Religion from Yale Divinity School. He then earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Caligiuri has worked as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is currently Partner of Day Pitney Limited Liability Partnership.

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On November 4, 2008, Caligiuri won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Mark Orsini (I).[2]

Connecticut State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sam Caligiuri (R) 25,362
Mark Orsini (I) 7,784

Campaign donors

In 2008, Caligiuri collected $67,947 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $49,690
Sam Caligirui $1,500
Carmel Natelli $161
Al Natelli $161
George Hajjar $100


Caligiuri and his wife, Lori, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Connecticut State Senate - District 16
Succeeded by
Joe Markley