Steve Obsitnik

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Steve Obsitnik
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 4
Bachelor'sU.S. Naval Academy
Master'sThe Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania,
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
ProfessionChair and chief executive of Quintel Technology
Campaign website
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Steve Obsitnik was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Connecticut. Obsitnik ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He was defeated in the general election by incumbent Jim Himes.[1]



  • The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Master's in Business Administration with a degree in finance.
  • U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with honors
  • 1985: Stamford High School



  • U.S. Navy, Lieutenant on board the U.S.S. Ray (SSN653)

A summary of Obsitnik's professional work include:[2]

  • SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), research and development organization
  • Sarnoff Corporation, research and development organization
  • CEO of Quintel, a provider of wireless infrastructure to mobile operators with operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia.


Campaign themes


Obsitnik's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Creating jobs is my highest priority for the 4th District, Connecticut and our nation. America works when we encourage innovation and free enterprise, not when big government creates uncertainty and inefficiency."
  • Fiscal Independence
Excerpt: " Our national debt continues to grow at an accelerating rate. Unsustainable borrowing puts our economic fate in the hands of other countries who don't have our best interests at heart."
  • National Security
Excerpt: " We live in a world where economic, energy, and environmental security fundamentally impact military strategy. As a Navy veteran I understand that our armed forces must have the flexibility not only to defend our interests, but to operate proactively when necessary. "
  • Outstanding Education
Excerpt: "Innovation and creativity have been the hallmarks of American economic progress, but our educational system is failing to prepare and inspire our most precious resource, our children."
  • Women
Excerpt: "As your Congressman, I will support: Equal compensation and opportunity in our economy."



See also: Connecticut's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Obsitnik ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 4th District. Obsitnik won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was June 12, 2012. The primary date was August 14, 2012. He was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012 by incumbent Jim Himes.[5]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Himes Incumbent 60% 175,929
     Republican Steve Obsitnik 40% 117,503
Total Votes 293,432
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Obsitnik's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Obsitnik did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Obsitnik's campaign committee raised a total of $1,526,320 and spent $1,520,107.[6]


Obsitnik lives in Westport, Connecticut with his wife, Suzanne Tager, and their two children.[2]

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