|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 99|
|February 2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||February 22, 2011|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||New York University|
Albis' professional experience includes working as a Community Development Coordinator for East Haven, CT. He also serves as the administrator of the Housing Rehabilitation Program and has handled other grant-based programs. He attended NYU where he studied Economics, graduating in 2006. Prior to his current role, he worked as a music teacher and as a Human Resources Assistant for Yale University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Albis served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment, Vice Chair|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Albis served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
Albis's 2011 special election campaign site emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:
- Jobs: "James Albis pledges to work to create jobs by looking at economic incentives for businesses to have locations in Connecticut, and have workers in Connecticut. James understands that towns like East Haven have skilled and motivated workers that need more opportunities to put their skills to use, but also that businesses need valid reasons to locate in Connecticut."
- East Haven’s State Assistance: "James Albis pledges to work to protect East Haven’s state assistance especially when it comes to the $20 million we have received annually for education. East Haven residents cannot afford to see their taxes go up to pay for lost aid. James is ready, willing, and able to fight to maintain such assistance."
- Fiscal Responsibility: "James Albis pledges to work to make Connecticut fiscally responsible by urging the government to “live within its means.” We need to look at limiting spending before raising taxes. James also wants to close corporate tax loopholes like the “Las Vegas Loophole” which allows businesses to artificially shift profits to subsidiaries in states, like Nevada, that don’t have corporate income taxes. This would generate revenue and help to balance the budget without raising taxes."
- Healthcare, Energy, and Education Costs: "James Albis pledges to work to reduce the costs of health care, energy, and education. The costs of these necessary services are rising much faster than East Haven taxpayers can afford. James says it’s time to come up with long term solutions to improve efficiency and drive down costs, benefiting both families and businesses in the process."
Albis ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 99. Albis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Craig Cubellotii (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||James M. Albis Incumbent||68.5%||5,904|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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.
Albis 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. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.
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- Campaign Site
- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Connecticut Mirror "Democrats win 7 of 9 elections," February 22, 2011
- CT Post, "Special elections mean more expenses, more rhetoric," January 9, 2011
- 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 Secretary of State, Election Results
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
Michael Lawlor (D)
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