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Christopher Wright (Connecticut)

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Christopher Wright
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University
Office website
Christopher Wright is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 77th District since 2009.

Wright earned his BA from Central Connecticut State University. He is currently employed as registrar for St. Francis Healthcare.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Insurance and Real Estate, Vice Chair


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


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



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wright ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 77. Wright ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Jill Fitzgerald (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [1][2][3]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher A. Wright Incumbent 58.4% 5,818
     Republican Jill Fitzgerald 41.6% 4,144
Total Votes 9,962


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wright ran for re-election to the 77th District seat in 2010. He defeated Jill T. Fitzgerald (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Wright (D) 3,957
Jill T. Fitzgerald (R) 3,570


On November 4, 2008, Wright won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 77th District, defeating Jill Fitzgerald (R). Wright received 5,591 votes in the election while Fitzgerald received 4,462 votes.[4] Wright raised $30,832 for his campaign; Fitzgerald raised $29,817.[5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 77
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Wright (D) 5,591
Jill Fitzgerald (R) 4,462

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Wright raised $33,041 in contributions. [6]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,340
House Democratic Caucus Cmte $1,229


Listed below is the largest contributor to Christopher Wright's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,644


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]


Wright received a score of 2 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 55th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 1 lower than his score of 3 for the 2009-10 term.[7]

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