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Charles Clemons

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Charles Clemons
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 124
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Charles Clemons is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 124th District since 2003. He is Deputy Majority Whip At Large.

Clemons is a retired Provisional Lieutenant with the City of Bridgeport Fire Department, serving from 1981-1999.

He was on the City Council from 2000-2002, and is the founder of Hockey in the Hood.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety and Security


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


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



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clemons ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 124. Clemons ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Jose Quiroga (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 124, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles "Don" Clemons, Jr. Incumbent 92.5% 5,417
     Republican Jose L. Quiroga 7.5% 442
Total Votes 5,859


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Clemons ran for re-election to the 124th District seat in 2010. He defeated Quentin L. Dreher (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 124 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Clemons (D) 1,960
Quentin L. Dreher (R) 191


On November 4, 2008, Clemons won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 124th District, defeating Cecil Young (R). Clemons received 5,774 votes in the election while Young received 675 votes.[5] Clemons raised $54,112 for his campaign.[6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 124
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Clemons (D) 5,774
Cecil Young (R) 675

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Clemons raised $32,034 in contributions. [7]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,795 to his campaign.


Listed below is the largest contributor to Charles Clemons' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $48,927


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]


Clemons 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 1 lower than his score of 1 for the 2009-10 term.[8]

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