William Simanski

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William Simanski
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. Francis College
Place of birthStaten Island, NY
Office website
William "Bill" Simanski (b. December 25, 1948) is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He formerly served as town moderator in 2009. He has also served on the board of selectmen and as first selectman.


Simanski earned his B.A. in English from St. Francis College in 1970. He then worked as a claim representative trainee for The Hartford in 1971. He also served in the National Guard in 1971. He has been senior claim supervisor for Hartford Home Office since 1987. Simanski has also been a training consultant since 1996. He has also been employed as a justice of the peace since 2001.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Planning and Development


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



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Bill Simanski was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Simanski ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 62. Simanski ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Evan Socrates Dantos (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Simanski Incumbent 63.1% 7,913
     Democratic Evan Socrates Dantos 36.9% 4,630
Total Votes 12,543


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Simanski was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated incumbent Democrat Annie Hornish in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Simanski (R) 5,320
Annie Hornish (D) 5,050

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Simanski is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Simanski raised a total of $64,244 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[5]

William Simanski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62 Won $32,210
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 62 Won $32,034
Grand Total Raised $64,244


Simanski won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Simanski raised a total of $32,210.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Simanski's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,735
Johnson, Lowell C$250
Furrer, Maryjane$200
Tolli, David W.$100
Hampson, Debra$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,210
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Simanski raised $32,034 in contributions.[6]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $26,000 to his campaign.


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


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

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]


Simanski received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[9]

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Simanski and his wife Marie have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Annie Hornish
Connecticut House District 62
Succeeded by