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Joe Markley
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Connecticut State Senate District 16
In office
1985-1986, January 7, 20111 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2013
Years in position (current service)4
Years in position (previous service)1
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
Prior offices
Connecticut State Senate
Bachelor'sAmherst College
Master'sColumbia University
Office website
Joe Markley is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Markley earned his bachelor's degree from Amherst College. He went on to receive his M.A. in English from Columbia University. Markley served one term in the Connecticut State Senate from 1985-1986.

Markley has worked as an educator, teaching English at high school and college levels. He has also worked as executive director of state and national trade associations.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services, Ranking Member
Labor and Public Employees, Ranking Member
Program Review and Investigations


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



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Markley ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 16. Markley ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Corky Mazurek (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [1][2][3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Markley Incumbent 52.2% 22,455
     Democratic Corky Mazurek 47.8% 20,561
Total Votes 43,016


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Markley was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated Democrat John N. Barry in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 16 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Markley (R) 16,861
John N. Barry (D) 14,607
Carmine Capobianco (Ind) 838

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Markley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Markley raised a total of $232,087 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[4]

Joe Markley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 16 Won $110,064
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 16 Won $122,023
Grand Total Raised $232,087


Markley won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Markley raised a total of $110,064.


In 2010, Markley raised $122,023 in contributions. [5]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $86,747
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Conecticut $9,535


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]


Markley received a score of 9 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, the 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.[6]

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Sam Caligiuri
Connecticut State Senate District 16
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