Clark Chapin

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Clark Chapin
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Connecticut State Senate District 30
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 67
Bachelor'sUniversity of Rhode Island
Master'sIowa State University
Office website
Clark Chapin is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 30 since 2013.

Chapin was a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 67th District from 2001 to 2013.

Chapin is a self-employed Carpenter. He served as Vice Chair of the New Milford Town Council from 1995-2000.

He is a member of the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Long-Range Capital Planning Committee for Unimproved Roads, Vice Chairman of the Municipal Pool Committee, Chairman of the New Milford Traffic Authority, and member of the Water Pollution Control Authority.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Technology, Ranking Member
Environment, Ranking Member
Regulations Review


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


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



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Chapin ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 30. Chapin ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated William O. Riska (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClark J. Chapin 54.9% 23,712
     Democratic William O. Riiska 45.1% 19,474
Total Votes 43,186


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chapin ran for re-election to the 67th District seat in 2010. He defeated Nicholas W. Payne (G) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 67 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clark Chapin (R) 5,349
Nicholas W. Payne (G) 1,366


On November 4, 2008, Chapin won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 67th District. Chapin ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 7,433 votes.[5] Chapin raised $3,655 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Chapin raised $2,159 in contributions. [7]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.


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]


Chapin received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 24th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 3 lower than his score of 10 for the 2009-10 term.[8]

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Preceded by
Andrew Roraback (R)
Connecticut State Senate District 30
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 67
Succeeded by
Cecilia Buck-Taylor (R)