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Catherine Abercrombie

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Catherine Abercrombie
Catherine Abercrombie.jpg
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 83
In office
March 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 10
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 2005
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Catherine Abercrombie is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 83rd District since winning a special election in March 2005. She currently serves as Assistant Majority Whip. She formerly served as Assistant Majority Leader.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services, Chair
Insurance and Real Estate


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


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



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Abercrombie ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 83. Abercrombie ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Pablo Soto (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [1][2][3]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 83, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Abercrombie Incumbent 63.9% 6,105
     Republican Pablo Soto 36.1% 3,449
Total Votes 9,554


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Abercrombie ran for re-election to the 83rd District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the primary or general election.


On November 4, 2008, Abercrombie won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 83rd District, defeating Kevin Scarpati (R). Abercrombie received 6,928 votes in the election while Scarpati received 3,285 votes.[4] Abercrombie raised $30,165 for her campaign.[5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 83
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Catherine Abercrombie (D) 6,928
Kevin Scarpati (R) 3,285

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Abercrombie raised $345 in contributions. [6]


Listed below is the largest contributor to Catherine Abercrombie's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,990


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]


Abercrombie received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 65th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than her score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[7]

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Abercrombie is married.

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Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 83
Succeeded by