Andrew Roraback

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Andrew Roraback
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Connecticut State Senate District 30
Former officeholder
In office
2001-January 5, 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000 per year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sYale University (1983)
J.D.University of Virginia Law School (1987)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 29, 1960
Place of birthTorrington, Connecticut
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
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Andrew Roraback (b. March 29, 1960) was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Connecticut. Roraback won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1] He was defeated by Elizabeth Esty in the general election.[2]

Roraback was a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 30 from 2001 to 2013.

Biography

Roraback earned his B.A. from Yale University in 1983. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Virginia Law School in 1987.

Career

Roraback was a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 30 from 2001 to 2013. He served as the Minority Caucus Chairman and Deputy Minority Leader Pro Tempore from 2007 to 2013.

Roraback also served in the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2000.

Roraback has been Partner/Attorney of Roraback and Roraback since 1988. He has also worked as Harwinton Town Attorney from 1994 to the present.

Committee assignments

Connecticut State Senate

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Political positions

Death penalty

Roraback was the only senate Republican that voted to repeal the death penalty in the state of Connecticut in 2009.[3]

Campaign themes

2012

  • Jobs and the Economy
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Defense and Foreign Policy
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Environment
  • Energy

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Roraback ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 5th District. Roraback won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was June 12, 2012 with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Roraback defeated Mark Greenberg, Justin Bernier and Lisa Wilson-Foley in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1] He was defeated by Elizabeth Esty in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty 51.3% 146,098
     Republican Andrew Roraback 48.7% 138,637
     Independent John Pistone 0% 12
Total Votes 284,747
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Connecticut's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Roraback 32.1% 9,529
Mark Greenberg 27.1% 8,036
Lisa Foley 21.3% 6,333
Justin Bernier 19.6% 5,808
Total Votes 29,706

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Roraback ran for re-election to the 30th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the primary or general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Roraback (R) 27,379
Dennis O'Neil (Working Families Party) 3,875

2008

On November 4, 2008, Roraback won re-election to the 30th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Michael Renzullo (D).[6]

Connecticut State Senate, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Roraback (R) 32,285
Michael Renzullo (D) 15,717

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Roraback's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Roraback did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Roraback's campaign committee raised a total of $1,578,508 and spent $1,574,454.[7]

2010

In 2010, Roraback raised $4,733 in contributions. [8]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.

2008

In 2008, Roraback collected $55,959 in donations.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $39,040
Goshen Republican Town Committee $139
Priscilla Buckley $100
Roberta Olson $100
James DiMartino $100

Personal

Roraback lives in Goshen, Connecticut with his wife Kara and their son Andrew Kevin.[10]

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.[11]

2012

Roraback received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 2nd highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 1 lower than his score of 9 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Connecticut State Senate - District 30
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Clark J. Chapin (R)