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James Crawford
James Crawford.jpg
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 35
Former officeholder
In office
2011 - January 5, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sProvidence College
Master'sSouthern Connecticut State University
Websites
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James Crawford was a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He represented the 35th district from 2011 to 2013. He formerly served as selectman for the Town of Westbrook. Crawford ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 33.

Crawford earned his B.A. in History from Providence College. He went on to receive his M.A. in Urban Studies and Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University.

Crawford has served in the United States Army as a race relations officer. He has also worked as an educator for Westbrook Schools. He is also the owner of The Maples Motel.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Crawford served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Crawford ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 33. Crawford defeated Mary Ellen Klinck in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He was defeated by Art Linares (R) and also faced Melissa Schlag (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [1][2][3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArt Linares 48.3% 23,915
     Democratic James Crawford 42.9% 21,251
     Independent Melissa Schlag 8.7% 4,317
Total Votes 49,483


Connecticut State Senate, District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Crawford 55.5% 2,502
Mary Ellen Klinck 44.5% 2,007
Total Votes 4,509

Endorsements

Incumbent State Senator Eileen Daily endorsed Crawford on July 10, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Crawford defeated Denise Evarts in the August 10 primary. He defeated Republican candidate David L. Denvir in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 35 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Crawford (D) 4,744
David L. Denvir (R) 4,721

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Crawford raised $35,586 in contributions. [5]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,763
House Democrats Caucus Cmte Of Connecticut $2,278
Speakers Leadership Cmte $1,493

Scorecards

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.[6]

2012

Crawford 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.[6]

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Personal

Crawford and his wife Elaine have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian O'Connor
Connecticut House District 35
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tom Vicino (D)