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Auden Grogins
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Fashion Institute of Technology
J.D.University of Bridgeport Law School, 1989
Place of birthBridgeport, CT
Office website
Auden Grogins is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 129th District since 2009.

Grogins was a member/President of the Bridgeport Board of Education from 2003-2007, and served on the Bridgeport City Council from 1991-2003.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Management
Planning and Development


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


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



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Grogins ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 129. Grogins ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated John Slater (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAuden Grogins Incumbent 83.1% 4,934
     Republican John Slater 16.9% 1,000
Total Votes 5,934


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grogins ran for re-election to the 129th District seat in 2010. She defeated Lawrence E. Patterson (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Auden Grogins (D) 3,312
Lawrence E. Patterson (R) 765


On November 4, 2008, Grogins won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 129th District, defeating Phillip Young (R). Grogins received 5,064 votes in the election while Young received 1,254 votes.[5] Grogins raised $48,836 for her campaign.[6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 129
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Auden Grogins (D) 5,064
Phillip Young (R) 1,254

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Grogins raised $21,499 in contributions. [7]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $14,773 to his campaign.


Listed below are the two largest contributors to Auden Grogins' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $37,985
Bridgeport Democratic Town Comm $1,001


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.[8]


Grogins 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 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[8]

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Connecticut State House District 129
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