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|Name = Elizabeth Esty
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|Position             = U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5
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|Position = U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5
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|Status = Incumbent
|Political party     = Democratic
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|Tenure = January 3, 2013-present
|Profession          =Attorney
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
|Prior office       =[[Connecticut House of Representatives]], representing the 103rd District
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|Assumed office = 2013
|Prior office years =2009-2011
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{{tnr}}'''Elizabeth Esty''' was a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|the 5th Congressional District]] of [[Connecticut]]. Etsy won the [[Democratic]] nomination on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/CT_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House primary election results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  She won the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Connecticut ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Elizabeth Esty''' (b. August 25, 1959 in Oak Park, Illinois) is [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Connecticut's 5th congressional district|the 5th Congressional District]] of [[Connecticut]].  
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She was first elected to the U.S. House in [[Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|2012]]. She defeated [[Christopher Donovan]] and [[Dan Roberti]] in the Democratic primary and defeated [[Andrew Roraback]] (R) and [[John Pistone]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="ap"/>
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Esty previously served in the [[Connecticut House of Representatives]] from 2009-2011.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Esty previously served in the [[Connecticut House of Representatives]] from 2009-2011.<ref name="bio">[http://www.elizabethesty.com/biography ''Elizabeth Esty for Congress'' "Biography" Accessed February 15, 2012]</ref>
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Esty served in the [[Connecticut House of Representatives]] from 2009-2011.<ref name="bio">[http://www.elizabethesty.com/biography ''Elizabeth Esty for Congress'' "Biography" Accessed February 15, 2012]</ref>
 
Esty has been a law clerk for a federal judge, private attorney, and Professor at American University.
 
Esty has been a law clerk for a federal judge, private attorney, and Professor at American University.
  
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===2009-2010===
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Esty serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
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**Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
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*[[United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
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**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
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**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
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===Connecticut House===
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====2009-2010====
 
While a member of the [[Connecticut House of Representatives]], Esty served on the following committees.
 
While a member of the [[Connecticut House of Representatives]], Esty served on the following committees.
 
* [[Appropriations Committee, Connecticut State Legislature|Appropriations]]
 
* [[Appropriations Committee, Connecticut State Legislature|Appropriations]]
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
 
*Job creation and economic growth
 
*Job creation and economic growth
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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::''See also: [[Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Esty is a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,'' "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Esty was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2012|Connecticut's]] [[Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|5th District]]. Esty won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.<ref>[http://www.countytimes.com/articles/2011/03/29/news/political/doc4d91ea115e9eb033502974.txt ''Litchfield County Times'' "Wife of DEP Commissioner May Get in Fifth District Race (WEB FIRST)" Accessed December 2, 2011] </ref> <ref name="ct2012">[http://www.ctmirror.org/story/13067/former-state-rep-tries-her-hand-congressional-run ''ctmirror.org'' "After state House loss, Esty bouncing back with run for Congress," July 19, 2011]</ref>
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Esty ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2012|Connecticut's]] [[Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|5th District]]. Esty defeated [[Christopher Donovan]] and [[Dan Roberti]] in the Democratic primary.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/CT_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House primary election results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  She won the election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Connecticut ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was June 12, 2012. The primary date was August 14, 2012. Esty defeated [[Christopher Donovan]] and [[Dan Roberti]] in the Democratic primary.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/CT_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House primary election results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  She won the election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Connecticut ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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Following the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14, 2012 in which Esty defeated [[Christopher Donovan]], the endorsed candidate of the [[Democratic]] party, discussion speculated on whether [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan]] would choose to still run against Esty in the general election as the Working Families Party nominee.<ref name="donovan">[http://www.myrecordjournal.com/election/2012/5th/article_e12258e4-ef32-11e1-89d9-001a4bcf887a.html ''My Record Journal'' "Donovan talks to Esty: A step toward unity in 5th District?" Accessed August 28, 2012]</ref> However, in late August 2012 discussion began between [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan]], Esty, and the Working Families Party over whether Esty might pick up the nomination of the party, preventing division amongst the [[Democratic]] party that might give way to a win by [[Republican]] nominee [[Andrew Roraback]] in the general election.  
 
Following the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14, 2012 in which Esty defeated [[Christopher Donovan]], the endorsed candidate of the [[Democratic]] party, discussion speculated on whether [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan]] would choose to still run against Esty in the general election as the Working Families Party nominee.<ref name="donovan">[http://www.myrecordjournal.com/election/2012/5th/article_e12258e4-ef32-11e1-89d9-001a4bcf887a.html ''My Record Journal'' "Donovan talks to Esty: A step toward unity in 5th District?" Accessed August 28, 2012]</ref> However, in late August 2012 discussion began between [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan]], Esty, and the Working Families Party over whether Esty might pick up the nomination of the party, preventing division amongst the [[Democratic]] party that might give way to a win by [[Republican]] nominee [[Andrew Roraback]] in the general election.  
  
 
While [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan]] was endorsed by the [[Democratic]] party and was the frontrunner for most of the campaign, an investigation by the FBI closer to the primary hurt his chances in the primary. Two of [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan's]] staff members were among eight people arrested and were immediately fired and replaced after a sting operation by the FBI in which the staffers were allegedly accepting campaign contributions from straw donors.<ref name="donovan"/> Although [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan]] was not implicated and an investigation paid for by the campaign cleared him of having any knowledge of wrongdoing, it was enough to derail his campaign.<ref name="donovan"/>
 
While [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan]] was endorsed by the [[Democratic]] party and was the frontrunner for most of the campaign, an investigation by the FBI closer to the primary hurt his chances in the primary. Two of [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan's]] staff members were among eight people arrested and were immediately fired and replaced after a sting operation by the FBI in which the staffers were allegedly accepting campaign contributions from straw donors.<ref name="donovan"/> Although [[Christopher Donovan|Donovan]] was not implicated and an investigation paid for by the campaign cleared him of having any knowledge of wrongdoing, it was enough to derail his campaign.<ref name="donovan"/>
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|winner1 =Elizabeth Esty
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|candidate3 =Dan Roberti
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2012===
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|Name=Esty
|Name =Elizabeth Esty (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2CT05131 ''FEC Reports'' "Elizabeth Esty Summary Reports" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00033217&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Elizabeth Esty," Accessed March 22, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
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[[File:Elizabeth Esty Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Esty's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Esty won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Esty's campaign committee raised a total of $3,269,050 and spent $3,228,060.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033217&cycle=2012&newMem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Elizabeth Esty 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013]</ref>
  
As of July 10, 2012 Esty raised more than $340,000 in the second quarter and had $900,000 cash-on-hand.<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/236685-esty-raises-340k-for-conn-house-primary ''The Hill'' "Esty raises $340K for Conn. House primary" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref>
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Connecticut District 5
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $3,269,050
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|total spent = $3,228,060
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|opponent raised = $1,578,508
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|opponent spent = $1,574,454
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|org1 = EMILY's List
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|org2 = Yale University
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|org3 = Sidley Austin LLP
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|org4 = Harvard University
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|org5 = State of Connecticut
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|orgdonor1 = $66,667
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|orgdonor2 = $48,050
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|orgdonor3 = $33,680
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|orgdonor4 = $33,650
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|orgdonor5 = $16,050
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Retired
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|ind3 = Women's Issues
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|ind4 = Education
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|ind5 = Securities & Investment
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|inddonor1 = $282,072
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|inddonor2 = $214,835
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|inddonor3 = $164,059
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|inddonor4 = $133,952
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|inddonor5 = $105,400
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===2008===
 
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==Analysis==
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Esty missed 3 of 89 roll call votes, which is 3.4% from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/elizabeth_esty/412524 ''GovTrack,'' "Elizabeth Esty," Accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Esty's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,538,140 and $7,077,000. That averages to $4,807,570, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033217&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Esty, (D-Conn), 2011"]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Esty lives in Cheshire, [[Connecticut]] with her husband of 26 years, Dan Esty. They have three children, Sarah, Thomas, and Jonathan. <ref>[http://www.elizabethesty.com/biography ''Elizabeth Etsy for Congress'' "Biography" Accessed December 21, 2011] </ref>
 
Esty lives in Cheshire, [[Connecticut]] with her husband of 26 years, Dan Esty. They have three children, Sarah, Thomas, and Jonathan. <ref>[http://www.elizabethesty.com/biography ''Elizabeth Etsy for Congress'' "Biography" Accessed December 21, 2011] </ref>
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.elizabethesty.com/welcome Elizabeth Esty's Campaign Website]
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* [http://www.elizabethesty.com/ Elizabeth Esty's Campaign Website]
* [http://twitter.com/Elizabeth_Esty Elizabeth Esty's Twitter Account]
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*[http://esty.house.gov/ Official U.S. House website]
* [https://www.facebook.com/EstyforCongress Elizabeth Esty's Facebook Page]
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*[http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Esty/ Connecticut House Democrats - Rep. Elizabeth Esty]  
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*[http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Esty/ Connecticut House Democrats - Rep. Elizabeth Esty]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=72826 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.law.yale.edu/faculty/EEsty.htm Profile] at Yale Law School
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=72826 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109706 2008]
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==References==
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Elizabeth Esty
Elizabeth Esty.jpg
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorChris Murphy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,269,050
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 103rd District
2009-2011
Cheshire Town Council
2005-2007
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Yale Law School
Personal
BirthdayAugust 25, 1959
Place of birthOak Park, Illinois
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$4,807,570
ReligionCongregationalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Elizabeth Esty campaign logo
Elizabeth Esty (b. August 25, 1959 in Oak Park, Illinois) is Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Connecticut.

She was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012. She defeated Christopher Donovan and Dan Roberti in the Democratic primary and defeated Andrew Roraback (R) and John Pistone (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Esty previously served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2009-2011.[2]

Career

Esty served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2009-2011.[2] Esty has been a law clerk for a federal judge, private attorney, and Professor at American University.

She is a member of the Cheshire Public Library Board, Legal Advisor to the Connecticut League of Women Voters Consensus Project, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the First Congregational Cheshire, lay member of the Committee on Ministry New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ, and a member of the Parent-Teacher Association.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Esty serves on the following committees:[4]

Connecticut House

2009-2010

While a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, Esty served on the following committees.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

  • Job creation and economic growth
  • Clean and affordable energy
  • Fiscal responsibility and protecting taxpayers
  • Protecting seniors
  • Affordable, quality health care
  • Clean environment
  • Quality education
  • Foreign policy and national security
  • Veterans
  • Marriage equality and equal rights
  • Women's rights

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

Esty is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[5]

2012

See also: Connecticut's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Esty ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 5th District. Esty defeated Christopher Donovan and Dan Roberti in the Democratic primary.[1] She won the election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Following the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012 in which Esty defeated Christopher Donovan, the endorsed candidate of the Democratic party, discussion speculated on whether Donovan would choose to still run against Esty in the general election as the Working Families Party nominee.[7] However, in late August 2012 discussion began between Donovan, Esty, and the Working Families Party over whether Esty might pick up the nomination of the party, preventing division amongst the Democratic party that might give way to a win by Republican nominee Andrew Roraback in the general election.

While Donovan was endorsed by the Democratic party and was the frontrunner for most of the campaign, an investigation by the FBI closer to the primary hurt his chances in the primary. Two of Donovan's staff members were among eight people arrested and were immediately fired and replaced after a sting operation by the FBI in which the staffers were allegedly accepting campaign contributions from straw donors.[7] Although Donovan was not implicated and an investigation paid for by the campaign cleared him of having any knowledge of wrongdoing, it was enough to derail his campaign.[7]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty 51.3% 146,098
     Republican Andrew Roraback 48.7% 138,637
     Independent John Pistone 0% 12
Total Votes 284,747
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty 44.5% 12,679
Chris Donovan 32.4% 9,215
Dan Roberti 23.1% 6,584
Total Votes 28,478

Endorsements

In August 2012 Esty received endorsements from the Connecticut AFL-CIO and Governor Dan Malloy (D).[8]

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Esty ran for re-election to the 103rd District seat in 2010. She was defeated by Al Adinolfi (R) in the November 2 general election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Esty won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 103rd District, defeating Al Adinolfi (R). Esty received 6,088 votes in the election while Adinolfi received 5,867 votes.[9] Esty raised $30,525 for her campaign; Adinolfi raised $30,000.[10]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 103
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Esty (D) 6,088
Al Adinolfi (R) 5,867

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Esty is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Esty raised a total of $3,269,050 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[11]

Elizabeth Esty's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Connecticut, District 5) Won $3,269,050
Grand Total Raised $3,269,050

2012

Breakdown of the source of Esty's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Esty won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Esty's campaign committee raised a total of $3,269,050 and spent $3,228,060.[12]

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Elizabeth Esty's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,000

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Esty missed 3 of 89 roll call votes, which is 3.4% from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[13]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Esty's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,538,140 and $7,077,000. That averages to $4,807,570, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[14]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Elizabeth Esty has voted with the Democratic Party 92.8% of the time, which ranked 104 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[15]

Personal

Esty lives in Cheshire, Connecticut with her husband of 26 years, Dan Esty. They have three children, Sarah, Thomas, and Jonathan. [16]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christopher S. Murphy
U.S. House
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Connecticut State House District 103
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Al Adinolfi