William O. Riiska
|William O. Riiska|
|Connecticut State Senate, District 30|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Riiska's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Jobs, the Economy, and Connecticut
- Excerpt: "To create and sustain jobs, we must take steps such as regional economic development cooperation, maintaining fair and consistent tax and regulation policies, and focusing on educational opportunities to maintain a skilled workforce."
- Excerpt: "I will work to ensure that all children are reading at grade level by the third grade, and I will support community college and technical school programs."
Environment and Energy
- Excerpt: "If elected, I will protect open space both to enhance the quality of life and tourism in Northwest Connecticut."
- 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. William O. Riiska was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Clark J. Chapin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Riiska will face Chapin in the general election.
- See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012
Riska ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 30. Riska ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He was defeated by Clark J. Chapin (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Clark J. Chapin||54.9%||23,712|
|Democratic||William O. Riiska||45.1%||19,474|
Riiska was a Democratic candidate for District 63 of the Connecticut House of Representatives. Riiska was unopposed in the August 10 primary. He was defeated by incumbent Republican John Rigby in the November 2 general election.
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- Connecticut State Senate
- Connecticut State Senate District 30
- Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014
- Connecticut State Legislature
- Official campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- William Riiska on Facebook
- William Riiska on Twitter
- riiskaforsenate.wordpress.com, "Issues," accessed October 14, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed July 15, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed June 18, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," August 14, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012" accessed November 17, 2012