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Timothy Larson

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Timothy Larson
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 11
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 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Connecticut State College
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Timothy D. Larson is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Larson's professional experience includes working as Executive Director of the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority. He has also been President of the Larson and Lysik Insurance Agency, and Mayor of the Town of East Hartford.

He is President of East Hartford Interfaith Ministries of the Hartford Marathon Foundation, Director of Rebuilding East Hartford Together of Riverfront Recapture, and of the Rotary Club.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Larson served on these committees:

Issues

Legislation

In late October 2011, Larson proposed officially changing the date of Halloween in order to ensure it always falls on the last Saturday in October. In a statement he explained, "Halloween is fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work, get the kids ready for trick or treating, welcome the neighborhood children, and then try to get everyone to bed for an early school and work morning."[2]

Larson said moving the holiday would also generate revenue and create jobs, “Halloween has also become one of the top holidays for retailers selling candy, decorations, costumes and general party supplies. Jobs are created by this holiday, so let’s make it a little more fun and safe for everyone, and create some jobs too.”[3] Larson said he hopes the legislature takes up the matter during the 2012 session.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Larson ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 11. Larson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Thomas Ogar (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Larson Incumbent 77.1% 5,043
     Republican Thomas A. Ogar 22.9% 1,495
Total Votes 6,538

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Larson ran for re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. Larson had no opposition in the primary or general election.

2008

In 2008, Larson won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 11th District. Larson ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 5,697 votes.[8] He raised $6,635 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Larson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Larson raised a total of $10,585 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[10]

Timothy Larson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 11 Won $3,950
2010 Connecticut State House, District 11 Won $0
2008 Connecticut State House, District 11 Won $6,635
Grand Total Raised $10,585

2012

Larson won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Larson raised a total of $3,950.

2010

Larson won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Larson raised a total of $0.

2008

Larson won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Larson raised a total of $6,635.

Scorecards

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.[11]

2012

Larson 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 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than his score of 1 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Connecticut State House District 11
2009–present
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