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Joseph Serra
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 33
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 22
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sMiddlesex Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hartford
Office website
Joseph Serra is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 33rd District since 1993. He serves as Assistant Majority Leader of the House, and on the Middletown Democratic Town Committee

Serra worked as Deputy Director of Public Works from 1979-1996, and on the Middletown Department of Public Works from 1959-1996.

He is a member of the Middletown Urban Forestry Board, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Street and Highway Officials.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging, Chair


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Serra served on these committees:



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Serra ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 33. Serra ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Callie Grippo (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph C. Serra Incumbent 71.6% 6,349
     Republican Callie L. Grippo 28.4% 2,519
Total Votes 8,868


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Serra ran for re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. He defeated David Bauer (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 33 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Serra (D) 4,435
David Bauer (R) 2,240


On November 4, 2008, Serra won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 33rd District, defeating Catherine Johnson (R). Serra received 6,476 votes in the election while Johnson received 3,200 votes.[6] Serra raised $30,000 for his campaign; Johnson raised $30,043.[7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 33
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Serra (D and WF) 6,476
Catherine Johnson (R) 3,200

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Serra raised $31,319 in contributions. [8]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,880 to his campaign.


Listed below is the largest contributor to Joseph Serra's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,905


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.[9]


Serra 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.[9]

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Connecticut State House District 33
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