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Bob Duff
Connecticut State Senate District 25
In office
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 10
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives
Bachelor'sLynchburg College (1993)
Place of birthNorwalk, CT
Office website
Bob Duff is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 25 since 2005. He is a former Deputy Majority Whip and currently serves as Senate Assistant Majority Leader.

Duff was a Field Coordinator for the 4th District of the John Larson for Governor Campaign in 1994. In 1995 he was Manager for the Mayoral Race for the City of Norwalk. He then served in the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.

Duff earned his BA in Political Science from Lynchburg College in 1993.

Duff was an Intern for United States Senator Christopher J. Dodd. He worked as a Substitute Teacher for Norwalk Public School from 1993 to 1995. He has worked as a Realtor for William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty since 1995.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Vice Chair
Energy and Technology, Chair
Regulations Review


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


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



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Duff ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 25. Duff ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Jack Chiaramonte (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [1][2][3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Duff Incumbent 66.9% 27,015
     Republican Jack Chiaramonte 33.1% 13,351
Total Votes 40,366


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Duff ran for re-election to the 25th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Artie Kassimis (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 25 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Duff (D) 18,767
Artie Kassimis (R) 10,358


On November 4, 2008, Duff won re-election to the 25th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Steve Papadakos (R).[4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 25 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Duff (D) 26,820
Steve Poppadakos (R) 12,473

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Duff raised $103,297 in contributions. [5]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $87,296 to his campaign.


In 2008, Duff collected $99,844 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $84,150
Donald Andersen $100
Richard Rankin $100
Mary Fasano $100
Antoinette Bain $100


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.[7]


Duff received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 17th highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 2 lower than his score of 3 for the 2009-10 term.[7]

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Duff and his wife, Tracey, have two children.

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