Bruce Zalaski

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Bruce Zalaski
Zeke Zalaski.jpg
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 81
Former officeholder
In office
2003 - January 5, 2013
Base salary$28,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sNorthwestern Connecticut Community College
Date of birth1959
Place of birthSouthington, CT
Office website
Bruce "Zeke" Zalazki was a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 81st District from 2003 to 2013. He was the Assistant House Majority Whip and also served on the Southington Democratic Town Committee.

Zalaski works for Associated Spring, and has previously with Imperial Spring of Southington, and Citizens National Bank.

He is President of the United Auto Workers Connecticut Community Action Program Council, and Chair of the Connecticut Family Credit Union.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



Zalaski did not run for re-election in 2012.[2]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Zalaski ran for re-election to the 81st District seat in 2010. He defeated Rusty Haigh (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 81 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Zalaski (D) 4,715
Rusty Haigh (R) 3,627


On November 4, 2008, Zalaski won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 81st District, defeating Dan Banici (R) and Timothy Knibbs (Concerned Citizens). Zalaski received 7,155 votes in the election while Banici received 3,290 votes, and Knibbs received 323 votes.[3] Zalaski raised $9,967 for his campaign; Banici raised $1,686.[4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 81
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Zalaski (D) 7,155
Dan Banici (R) 3,290
Timothy Knibbs (CC) 323

Campaign donors


In 2010, Zalaski raised $33,244 in contributions.[5]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $23,000
Working Families Party $2,145


Listed below is the largest contributor to Bruce Zalaski's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $3,699


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.[6]


Zalaski 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 his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[6]

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Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 81
Succeeded by
David Zoni (D)