Jason Welch (Connecticut)

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Jason Welch
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Connecticut State Senate District 31
In office
January 5, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHamilton College
J.D.Quinnipiac University School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army National Guard
Years of serviceDates unknown
ProfessionBusiness & Construction Litigation Attorney
Office website
Jason Welch is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate. He has represented the 31st district since 2011 and currently serves as Minority Whip. He formerly ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2002.

Welch earned his BA from Hamilton College. He went on to receive his JD from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Welch served in the Army National Guard. He has also served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. He is currently an attorney for Lloyd of London's.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Welch served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Health, Ranking Member
Veterans' Affairs


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



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Welch ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 31. Welch ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Dave Roche (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [1][2][3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason C. Welch Incumbent 51.1% 20,506
     Democratic Dave Roche 48.9% 19,633
Total Votes 40,139


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Welch was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated incumbent Democrat Thomas Colapietro in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Welch (R) 14,717
Thomas Colapietro (D) 13,944

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Welch raised $106,202 in contributions. [4]

No contributions to his campaign were of $88,225 or more.


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.[5]


Welch received a score of 7 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 6th highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[5]

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Welch and his wife Elizabeth have seven children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Colapietro
Connecticut State Senate District 31
Succeeded by