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Timothy Larson

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Timothy Larson
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Current candidacy
Running for Connecticut State Senate, District 3
Date of primaryAugust 12, 2014
Current office
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 11
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEastern Connecticut State College
Office website
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.

Larson is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 3 of the Connecticut State Senate.


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


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


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



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]



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate will consist 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. Timothy D. Larson is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Sean Kelly is unopposed in the Republican primary.[5]


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.[6][7][8]

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


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.


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.[9] He raised $6,635 for his campaign.[10]

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.[11]

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


Larson won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Larson raised a total of $3,950.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Timothy Larson's campaign in 2012
Protective Services Employees Cmte$750
Connecticut Association of Realtors$275
Martinaj, Artan$250
Shluger, Elizabeth$200
Testa, Sebastian$150
Total Raised in 2012$3,950
Source:Follow the Money


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


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


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

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In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[12]


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[13]

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]


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.[14]

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