|Connecticut State Senate District 3|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||18|
|Deputy President Pro Tempore|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 1996|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Connecticut House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Massachusetts (1969)|
|Master's||University of Massachusetts (1976)|
|Date of birth||June 1, 1947|
|Place of birth||Easthampton, Massachusetts|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 District
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Born and raised in Easthampton, Massachusetts, Senator LeBeau was educated in public schools and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Masters Degree in Education, a Sixth-Year Degree from the University of Connecticut, and Elementary Education Certification from Central Connecticut State University. A former public school teacher for 36 years, LeBeau is now retired.
LeBeau was first elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1990 from the town of East Hartford. While in the state House, he served on the Finance Committee and as vice-chairman of the Commerce Committee. LeBeau was elected to the state Senate in 1996, where he represents the 3rd Senatorial District towns of East Hartford, South Windsor, East Windsor and Ellington.
LeBeau has been a member of the East Hartford Lions Club for 25 years and has held all major offices in the club. He served on the East Hartford Town Council and is currently a member of the Blessed Sacrament/Our Lady of Peace linked parishes, the East Hartford Historical Society, and the League of Women Voters. His professional experience includes founding the Synergy School for at-risk students and working as the coordinator for Drop Out Prevention and Drug-Free Schools Program for the East Hartford schools and serving on the ERASE Board of Directors, The Capital Region Growth Council Board of Directors, the Liquor Control Task Force Against Underage Drinking, the CT Economic Conference Board, the International Trade Council, the Cultural Heritage Committee, and the East Hartford Child Plan.
While in the Senate, LeBeau has advocating for a state commitment to the Groton-area submarine base, helping save it from federal budget cuts. Among the issues he has worked on:
- Tax credits for job creation
- Major investments in biotechnology, stem cell research and alternative energies such as fuel cells
- Linking the research departments of various state institutions of higher learning with start-up, high-technology firms; contracting reform
- State investment in Goodwin College and the Rentschler Field complex.
LeBeau has also supported a transportation study of the Buckland shopping mall area and a legislative Task Force on Fatherhood.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, LeBeau served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Chair|
|• Energy and Technology, Vice Chair|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Vice Chair|
|• Legislative Management|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, LeBeau served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce, Co-Chair|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
|• Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Vice Chair|
|• Legislative Management|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, LeBeau served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012
LeBeau ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 3. LeBeau ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Hector Reveron (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Connecticut State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Gary LeBeau Incumbent||70.6%||27,640|
- See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010
LeBeau ran for re-election to the 3rd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Robert L. Gonzalez (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut State Senate, District 3 General Election (2010)|
|Gary LeBeau (D)||19,159|
|Robert L. Gonzalez (R)||10,782|
|Connecticut State Senate, District 3 (2008)|
|Gary LeBeau (D)||28,126|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, LeBeau raised $107,833 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $88,380 to his campaign.
In 2008, LeBeau collected $40,655 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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.
LeBeau received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 15 others for the lowest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.
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The third senatorial district includes the towns of East Hartford, South Windsor, East Windsor, and Ellington.
LeBeau lives in East Hartford with his wife Joanne, their three children Kara, Matthew and Christopher, and their chocolate Labrador Retriever "Hershey."
- Gary LeBeau's official 2010 campaign site
- Official Connecticut State Senate website of Senator Gary LeBeau
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 1996
- Gary LeBeau on Facebook
- Gary LeBeau on Flickr
- Gary LeBeau on Twitter
- Gary LeBeau on YouTube
- Gary LeBeau Campaign website "About Gary," Accessed September 2011
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate List" Accessed June 18, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 17, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State - 2008 General Election Results
- 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Eric Coleman
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
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