Connecticut 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Connecticut State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Connecticut State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Connecticut State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 24 23
     Republican Party 12 13
Total 36 36


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 32 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 1 incumbent lost, and thus 31 incumbents were re-elected to the Connecticut State Senate.
  • One incumbent Democrat lost his re-election bid.
  • There will be 5 new senators sworn-in. Of those 5, 2 are Democrats and 3 are Republicans
  • Of the 36 seats up for election, 23 were won by Democratsand 13 by Republicans.
  • 6 candidates were unopposed, 4 Democrats and 2 Republicans.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Connecticut, four incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 32 incumbents (88.9%) ran for re-election. Of these 32 incumbents, 1 was defeated. He was a Democrat.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Andrea Stillman, first elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 2004

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Thomas Colapietro, first elected to the state senate in 1992, was defeated in 2010.

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Thomas Colapietro

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Jason Welch (Connecticut)

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Connecticut, 5 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 5, 2 are Democrats and 3 are Republicans. In the 4 open seat contests, Republicans won 2 and Democrats 2. In total, Connecticut elected 36 senators, 13 Republicans and 23 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

Beth Bye was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 2010

The following are the newly-elected members of the Connecticut State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Connecticut State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Donald Williams, one of the four unopposed Democratic senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's non-partisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Connecticut, 6 candidates (16.67% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 6, 4 were Democrats and 2 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Connecticut, 2 (3%) of the 67 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. She won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Connecticut State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Connecticut House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Connecticut House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 114 97
     Republican Party 37 54
Total 151 151


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 136 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 15 incumbents lost, and thus 121 incumbents were re-elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 15 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 30 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 30, 10 are Democrats and 20 are Republicans
  • Of the 151 seats up for election, 97 were won by Democrats and 54 by Republicans.
  • 36 candidates were unopposed, 22 Democrats and 14 Republicans.
  • Only 14 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Connecticut, 136 (90.1%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 136, 15 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 15 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Andres Ayala, Jr.
  2. Andrew M. Fleischmann
  3. Annie Hornish
  4. Anthony D'Amelio
  5. Antonio Guerrera
  6. Arthur O'Neill
  7. Auden Grogins
  8. Bill Aman
  9. Bob Godfrey
  10. Bruce Morris
  11. Bruce Zalaski
  12. Bryan Hurlburt
  13. Carlo Leone
  14. Catherine Abercrombie
  15. Charles Clemons
  16. Chris Perone
  17. Christopher Caruso
  18. Christopher Coutu
  19. Christopher Donovan
  20. Christopher Lyddy
  21. Christopher Wright (Connecticut)
  22. Claire Janowski
  23. Clark Chapin
  24. Craig Miner
  25. David Aldarondo
  26. David Baram
  27. David D. McCluskey
  28. David Labriola
  29. David Scribner
  30. Deborah Heinrich
  31. DebraLee Hovey
  32. Diana Urban
  33. Douglas McCrory
  34. Ed Jutila
  35. Edward Moukawsher
  36. Elissa Wright
  37. Elizabeth A. Boukus
  38. Elizabeth Ritter
  39. Emil Altobello
  40. Ernest Hewett
  41. Ezequiel Santiago
  42. Frank Nicastro, Sr.
  43. Fred Camillo
  44. Gail Hamm
  45. Gary Holder-Winfield
  46. Gerald Fox
  47. Hector Robles
  48. Henry Genga
  49. J. Brendan Sharkey
  50. James Field Spallone
  51. James O'Rourke
  52. Janice Giegler
  53. Jason Bartlett
  54. Jason Perillo
  55. Jason Rojas
  56. Jeffrey Berger
  57. Joan A. Lewis
  58. Joe Aresimowicz
  59. John C. Geragosian
  60. John Frey
  61. John Hennessy
  62. John Hetherington
  63. John Mazurek
  64. John Piscopo
  65. John Rigby
  66. John Thompson (Connecticut legislator)
  67. Joseph Serra
  68. Joseph Taborsak
  69. Juan Candelaria
  70. Kathleen Tallarita
  71. Kelvin Roldan
  72. Kevin Ryan
  73. Kim Fawcett
  74. Larry Butler
  75. Laura Hoydick
  76. Lawrence Cafero
  77. Lawrence Miller (Connecticut)
  78. Lile Gibbons
  79. Linda Gentile
  80. Linda Orange
  81. Linda Schofield
  82. Livvy Floren
  83. Lonnie Reed
  84. Louis Esposito
  85. Mae Flexer
  86. Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey
  87. Marilyn Giuliano
  88. Mary Fritz
  89. Mary Mushinsky
  90. Matthew Lesser
  91. Matthew Ritter
  92. Melissa Riley
  93. Michael Lawlor
  94. Michelle Cook
  95. Mike Alberts
  96. Minnie Gonzalez
  97. Pamela Sawyer
  98. Patricia Dillon
  99. Patricia Miller (Connecticut)
  100. Patricia Widlitz
  101. Paul Davis, Connecticut Representative
  102. Peggy Reeves
  103. Peggy Sayers
  104. Penny Bacchiochi
  105. Peter Tercyak
  106. Peter Villano
  107. Richard Roy
  108. Robert Megna
  109. Roberta Willis
  110. Rosa Rebimbas
  111. Russell Morin
  112. Sandy Nafis
  113. Sean Williams
  114. Selim Noujaim
  115. Stephen Dargan
  116. Steve Fontana
  117. Steve Mikutel
  118. Susan Johnson, Connecticut Representative
  119. T.R. Rowe
  120. Ted Graziani
  121. Terrie Wood
  122. Terry Backer
  123. Themis Klarides
  124. Theresa Conroy
  125. Thomas Drew
  126. Thomas Kehoe
  127. Tim O'Brien
  128. Timothy Larson
  129. Timothy LeGeyt
  130. Tom Reynolds (Connecticut)
  131. Toni Walker
  132. Tony Hwang
  133. Vickie Orsini Nardello
  134. Vincent Candelora
  135. William Tong

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Annie Hornish
James O'Rourke
Jason Bartlett
Joan A. Lewis
John Mazurek
Peggy Reeves
Steve Fontana
Ted Graziani
Theresa Conroy
Thomas Drew
Thomas Kehoe

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Al Adinolfi
Brenda L. Kupchick
Christie Carpino
Christopher Davis
Dan Carter
Dave Yaccarino
Gail Lavielle
Leonard Greene, Jr.
Prasad Srinivasan
Robert C. Sampson
Tim Ackert
William Simanski

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Connecticut, 30 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 30, 10 are Democrats and 20 are Republicans. In the 15 open seat contests, Republicans won 5 and Democrats 10. In total, Connecticut elected 151 representatives, 54 Republicans and 97 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Connecticut House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives:

Democratic


  1. Andres Ayala, Jr.
  2. Andrew M. Fleischmann
  3. Antonio Guerrera
  4. Auden Grogins
  5. Bob Godfrey
  6. Brian Becker
  7. Bruce Morris
  8. Bruce Zalaski
  9. Bryan Hurlburt
  10. Carlo Leone
  11. Catherine Abercrombie
  12. Charles Clemons
  13. Chris Perone
  14. Christopher Caruso
  15. Christopher Donovan
  16. Christopher Lyddy
  17. Christopher Wright (Connecticut)
  18. Claire Janowski
  19. Daniel S. Rovero
  20. David Aldarondo
  21. David Baram
  22. David D. McCluskey
  23. David William Kiner
  24. Deborah Heinrich
  25. Diana Urban
  26. Douglas McCrory
  27. Ed Jutila
  28. Edward Moukawsher
  29. Elaine O'Brien
  30. Elissa Wright
  31. Elizabeth A. Boukus
  32. Elizabeth Ritter
  33. Emil Altobello
  34. Ernest Hewett
  35. Ezequiel Santiago
  36. Frank Nicastro, Sr.
  37. Gail Hamm
  38. Gary Holder-Winfield
  39. Geoff Luxenberg
  40. Gerald Fox
  41. Gregory Haddad
  42. Hector Robles
  43. Henry Genga
  44. J. Brendan Sharkey
  45. James Crawford (Connecticut)
  46. James Field Spallone
  47. Jason Rojas
  48. Jeffrey Berger
  49. Joe Aresimowicz
  50. John C. Geragosian
  51. John Hennessy
  52. John Thompson (Connecticut legislator)
  53. Jonathan Steinberg
  54. Joseph Serra
  55. Joseph Taborsak
  56. Juan Candelaria
  57. Kathleen Tallarita
  58. Kelvin Roldan
  59. Kevin Ryan
  60. Kim Fawcett
  61. Kim Rose
  62. Larry Butler
  63. Linda Gentile
  64. Linda Orange
  65. Linda Schofield
  66. Lonnie Reed
  67. Louis Esposito
  68. Mae Flexer
  69. Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey
  70. Mary Fritz
  71. Mary Mushinsky
  72. Matthew Lesser
  73. Matthew Ritter
  74. Melissa Riley
  75. Michael Lawlor
  76. Michelle Cook
  77. Minnie Gonzalez
  78. Patricia Dillon
  79. Patricia Miller (Connecticut)
  80. Patricia Widlitz
  81. Paul Davis, Connecticut Representative
  82. Peggy Sayers
  83. Peter Tercyak
  84. Peter Villano
  85. Richard Roy
  86. Robert Megna
  87. Roberta Willis
  88. Roland J. Lemar
  89. Russell Morin
  90. Sandy Nafis
  91. Stephen Dargan
  92. Steve Mikutel
  93. Susan Johnson, Connecticut Representative
  94. Terry Backer
  95. Tim O'Brien
  96. Timothy Larson
  97. Tom Reynolds (Connecticut)
  98. Toni Walker
  99. Vickie Orsini Nardello
  100. William Tong

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Connecticut, 36 candidates (23.8% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 36, 22 were Democrats and 14 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Connecticut, 14 (4.9%) of the 287 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: