Toni Harp

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Toni Harp
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Connecticut State Senate District 10
Former Member
In office
1993-January 7, 2014
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Senate Deputy President Pro Tempore
2013
Assistant Minority Leader
1997-2004
Assistant Minority Leader
1995-1997
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1992
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRoosevelt University
Master'sYale University
Personal
Place of birthSan Francisco, CA
ProfessionHomeless Service Director
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Toni Nathaniel Harp is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 10 from 1993 to January 7, 2014. She resigned following her election as mayor of New Haven, Connecticut.[1]

Harp served as Senate Deputy President Pro Tempore in 2013, Assistant Majority Leader from 1997 to 2004 and Assistant Minority Leader from 1995 to 1997. She was President Pro Tempore for the New Haven Board of Alderman Second Ward from 1988 to 1992.

Biography

Harp earned her B.A. in English from Roosevelt University ande her M.S. in Environmental Design from Yale University. Her professional experience includes working as a Homeless Service Director for Hill Health Center.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging, Vice Chair
Appropriations, Chair
Executive and Legislative Nominations
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Harp ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 10. Harp ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngToni Harp Incumbent 100% 27,121
Total Votes 27,121

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Harp ran for re-election to the 10th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition and ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Harp won re-election to the 10th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Melissa Papantones (R).[5]

Connecticut State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Toni Harp (D) 25,586
Melissa Papantones (R) 2,836

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harp is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Harp raised a total of $542,108 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

Toni Harp's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $32,553
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $27,240
2008 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $103,894
2006 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $67,184
2004 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $41,141
2002 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $74,599
2000 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $53,302
1998 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $112,062
1996 Connecticut State Senate, District 10 Won $30,133
Grand Total Raised $542,108

2012

Harp won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harp raised a total of $32,553.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Toni Harp's campaign in 2012
Connecticut Education Association$1,500
Connecticut Police & Fire Union$1,500
John Keyes, Law Offices of$1,000
Trachten, Murray$1,000
Aaron, Heather$650
Total Raised in 2012$32,553
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Harp raised $27,040 in contributions.[7]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Bower, Lewis P $1,000
Connecticut Assoc Of Optometrists Pac $1,000
Hayes, Janette L $1,000

2008

In 2008, Harp collected $103,894 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $84,603
New Haven Public Schools $280
Democrats for Victory 92nd $150
James Lawlor $150
David Carter, Sr. $100

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.[9]

2012

Harp received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 15 others for the lowest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 2 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[9]

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Personal

Harp and her husband, Wendell, have three children.

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Connecticut State Senate - District 10
1993–January 2014
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