Susan Johnson, Connecticut Representative

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Susan Johnson
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 49
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Western New England College of Law
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Susan M. Johnson is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 49. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She served on the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Windham from 1989-1993 and 1999-2001.

Biography

Johnson's professional experience includes working as an Attorney with O'Brien and Johnson, and Co-Host of "Windham Works." She has worked for the Center for Medicare Advocacy, advocate for Connecticut Legal Services, and Co-Host of "Let's Talk About It," WILI-AM Radio.

Johnson is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Connecticut Bar Association, Willimantic Elks Lodge #1311, Willimantic Rotary Club, Windham County Bar Association, and an Officer with the Windham Democratic Town Committee.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Insurance and Real Estate, Vice Chair
Public Health

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson 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 Susan Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Ernest S. Eldridge (The Bottom Line) in the general election.[2][3]

Connecticut House of Representatives District 49, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Johnson Incumbent 62.7% 2,758
     The Bottom Line Ernest S. Eldridge 27.9% 1,226
     Working Families Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Johnson Incumbent 9.5% 417
Total Votes 4,401

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 49. Johnson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Harry Carboni (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Johnson Incumbent 78.2% 5,246
     Republican Harry Carboni 21.8% 1,462
Total Votes 6,708

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson ran for re-election to the 49th District seat in 2010. She defeated John E. French (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 49 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Johnson (D) 2,978
John E. French (R) 1,989

2008

On November 4, 2008, Johnson won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 49th District, defeating Daniel Lein (R) and Robert Gorgoglione (Concerned Citizens). Johnson received 5,606 votes in the election while Lein received 2,287 votes, and Gorgoglione received 85 votes.[7] Johnson raised $4,103 for her campaign; Lein raised $5,212.[8]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 49
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Johnson (D and WF) 5,606
Daniel Lein (R) 2,287
Robert Gorgoglione (CC) 85

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $68,091 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[9]

Susan Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 49 Won $32,726
2010 Connecticut State House, District 49 Won $31,352
2008 Connecticut State House, District 49 Won $4,013
Grand Total Raised $68,091

2012

Johnson won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $32,726.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan Johnson, Connecticut Representative's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,779
Johnson, Mary$100
Riley, Alberta$100
Smith, Jeffrey H$100
Langlois, Geri W$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,726
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Johnson raised $31,352 in contributions.[10]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,900 to her campaign.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[11]

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.[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."

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.[13]

2012

Johnson 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.[13]

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