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Elissa Wright
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sConnecticut College
Master'sConnecticut College, 1974
J.D.University of Connecticut, 1979
Date of birth04/14/1946
Place of birthHartford, CT
Office website
Personal website
Elissa Wright is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 41st District since 2007.

Wright is an attorney, and previously worked as a Law Clerk for Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Ellen Ash Peters, and Legislative Aide to House Majority Office, Speaker James Kennelly/Majority Leader William A. O'Neill.

He served on the Groton Town Council from 2001-2006, Groton Board of Education from 1989-1991 and a Groton Town Meeting representative from 1973-1975.[1]

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 41. Wright ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Harry Watson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElissa T. Wright Incumbent 53% 4,951
     Republican Harry A. Watson 47% 4,388
Total Votes 9,339


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wright ran for re-election to the 41st District seat in 2010. She defeated Timothy H. Plungis (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elissa Wright (D) 3,319
Timothy H. Plungis (R) 3,156


On November 4, 2008, Wright won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 41st District, defeating Deborah Peruzzotti (R). Wright received 5,254 votes in the election while Peruzzotti received 3,299 votes.[5] Wright raised $31,206 for her campaign; Peruzzotti raised $30,000.[6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elissa Wright (D) 5,254
Deborah Peruzzotti (R) 3,299

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Wright raised $31,594 in contributions. [7]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,496 to her campaign.


Listed below are the two largest contributors to Elissa Wright's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $23,759
Speakers Leadership CMTE $1,577


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]


Wright 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.[8]

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