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Timothy Larson

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Timothy Larson
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Connecticut State Senate, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 11
2009 - 2015
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Connecticut State College
CandidateVerification
Timothy D. Larson is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014. He previously served in the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 11 from 2009 to 2015. He served as Mayor of East Hartford.

Biography

Larson's professional experience includes working as Executive Director of the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority and President of the Larson and Lysik Insurance Agency.

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

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Larson served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce
Energy and Technology, Vice-chair
General Law, Vice-chair
Public Safety and Security, Chair

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

2014

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate 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. Timothy D. Larson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Sean Kelly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Larson defeated Kelly in the general election.[5][6]

Connecticut State Senate, District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy D. Larson 60.7% 17,536
     Republican Sean Kelly 39.3% 11,337
Total Votes 28,873

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.[7][8][9]

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.[10] He raised $6,635 for his campaign.[11]

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.[12]

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.
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

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

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

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15]

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.[15]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Gary LeBeau (D)
Connecticut State Senate - District 3
2015–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Connecticut State House District 11
2009–2015
Succeeded by
Jeffrey A. Currey (D)