J. Brendan Sharkey
|J. Brendan Sharkey|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 88|
|2001 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||University of Connecticut School of Law, 1989|
|Place of birth||Orange, NJ|
Sharkey's professional experience includes working as the Owner of the AmeriZone Limited Liability Company, and J. Brendan Sharkey, Attorney at Law. He previously worked as Director of Grant Operations for the Town of Hamden from 1993-1997, and was Co-Owner of the Connecticut Zoning and Permitting Limited Liability Company.
Sharkey is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Hamden Boys and Girls Club, Hamden Chamber of Commerce, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and New Haven Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sharkey served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Legislative Management, Co-Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sharkey served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Legislative Management, Vice Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sharkey served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Finance, Revenue, and Bonding|
|• Planning and Development, Co-Chair|
|• Program Review and Investigations|
Sharkey ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 88. Sharkey ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Brendan Sharkey Incumbent||100%||7,163|
Sharkey ran for re-election to the 88th District seat in 2010. He defeated Lesley DeNardis (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 88 General Election (2010)|
|J. Brendan Sharkey (D)||4,027|
|Lesley DeNardis (R)||2,834|
On November 4, 2008, Sharkey won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 88th District, defeating Matthew Corcoran (petitioning candidate). Sharkey received 5,906 votes in the election while Corcoran received 3,218 votes. Sharkey raised $28,709 for his campaign; Corcoran raised $5,155.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 88|
|J. Brendan Sharkey (D)||5,906|
|Matthew Corcoran (petitioning)||3,218|
Comprehensive donor information for Sharkey is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Sharkey raised a total of $126,317 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|J. Brendan Sharkey's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut State House, District 88||$3,280|
|2010||Connecticut State House, District 88||$30,911|
|2008||Connecticut State House, District 88||$28,709|
|2006||Connecticut State House, District 88||$4,680|
|2004||Connecticut State House, District 88||$6,605|
|2002||Connecticut State House, District 88||$11,950|
|2000||Connecticut State House, District 88||$40,182|
|Grand Total Raised||$126,317|
2012Sharkey won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sharkey raised a total of $3,280.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to J. Brendan Sharkey's campaign in 2012|
|Friedler, Jeffery A.||$100|
|Flood, Brian M.||$100|
|Sandillo, Frank P.||$100|
|Embry, Stephen C.||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$3,280|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Sharkey raised $30,911 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,685 to his campaign.
Listed below is the largest contributor to J. Brendan Sharkey's 2008 campaign.
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.
Sharkey received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.
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- Connecticut House Democrats - Rep. J. Brendan Sharkey
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- Brendan Sharkey on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sharkey
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 21, 2012
- Connecticut House official election results for 2008
- District 88 Connecticut House candidate funds, 2008
- "Follow the Money", "Sharkey, Brendan", Accessed September 23, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
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