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|First elected = November 1992
 
|First elected = November 1992
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = November 4, 2014
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|Next election = [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Prior office = Connecticut House of Representatives
 
|Prior office = Connecticut House of Representatives
 
|Prior office years = 1980-1992
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Martin M. Looney''' (b. July 23, 1948) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Connecticut State Senate]], representing District 11 since 1993. In 1995 he served as Senate Assistant Minority Leader.  He has been [[Senate Majority Leader]] since 2002.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Martin M. Looney''' (b. July 23, 1948) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Connecticut State Senate]], representing [[Connecticut State Senate District 11|District 11]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. In 1995 he served as Senate Assistant Minority Leader.  He has been [[Senate Majority Leader]] since 2002.
  
 
Looney was Treasurer for the New Haven Democratic Town Committee from 1976 to 1978.  He served in the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 1980 to 1992.
 
Looney was Treasurer for the New Haven Democratic Town Committee from 1976 to 1978.  He served in the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 1980 to 1992.
  
Looney earned his BA in English and Theology from Fairfield University in 1970.  He went on to receive his MA in English from the University of Connecticut in 1972.  He then earned his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1985.
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Looney earned his B.A. in English and Theology from Fairfield University in 1970.  He went on to receive his M.A. in English from the University of Connecticut in 1972.  He then earned his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1985.
  
 
Looney worked as a Practitioner in Residence for the Department of Public Safety and Criminal Justice Program at the University of New Haven.  He was a Public Information Aide for the City of New Haven from 1976 to 1980.  He has been an attorney for Keyes, Looney, and Murphy from 1985 to the present.  He has also been Adjunct Faculty for the University of New Haven since 1998 and for Quinnipiac College since 2001.
 
Looney worked as a Practitioner in Residence for the Department of Public Safety and Criminal Justice Program at the University of New Haven.  He was a Public Information Aide for the City of New Haven from 1976 to 1980.  He has been an attorney for Keyes, Looney, and Murphy from 1985 to the present.  He has also been Adjunct Faculty for the University of New Haven since 1998 and for Quinnipiac College since 2001.
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{CT SD11 2014}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Looney ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012|Connecticut State Senate]] District 11. Looney ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. <ref name="list">[http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/CandOfficeTitleCurrentYear.aspx ''Connecticut Secretary of State'' "Candidate List" Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/StateSenView.aspx?Parameter=08/14/2012-Primary ''Connecticut Secretary of State,'' Official Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/OfficeTitle.aspx ''Connecticut Secretary of State'' "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 17, 2012]</ref>
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Looney ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012|Connecticut State Senate]] District 11. Looney ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="list">[http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/CandOfficeTitleCurrentYear.aspx ''Connecticut Secretary of State'', "Candidate List" accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/StateSenView.aspx?Parameter=08/14/2012-Primary ''Connecticut Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results," August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/OfficeTitle.aspx ''Connecticut Secretary of State'', "Election Results 2012" accessed November 17, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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:: ''See also: [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Looney ran for re-election to the 11th District Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. He defeated [[Matthew J. Corcoran]] (R) in the November 2 general election.
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Looney ran for re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. He defeated [[Matthew J. Corcoran]] (R) in the November 2 general election.
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008, Looney won re-election to the 11th District Seat in the [[Connecticut State Senate]] unopposed.<ref>[http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/lib/sots/electionservices/electionresults/2008_election_results/2008_state_senator.pdf Connecticut Secretary of State - 2008 General Election Results]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Looney won re-election to the 11th District Seat in the [[Connecticut State Senate]] unopposed.<ref>[http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/lib/sots/electionservices/electionresults/2008_election_results/2008_state_senator.pdf ''Connecticut Secretary of State'', "2008 General Election Results," November 4, 2008]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Looney
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|Full name = Martin Looney
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|year = 1996
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|Editdate = September 17, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1726 ''followthemoney.org'', "Martin Looney," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 16943
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2010 = 103499
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2008 = 41993
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2008|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2006 = 43030
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2006|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2004 = 52816
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2004|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2002 = 38255
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2002|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2000 = 66059
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2000|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised1998 = 36820
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Connecticut State Senate|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised1996 = 40985
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|result1996 = Won
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|office1996 = [[Connecticut State Senate|Connecticut State Senate, District 11]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Looney
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|full Name = Martin Looney
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 16,943
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|org1 = Looney, Martin M
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|org2 = Mauro Jr, Vincent E
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|org3 = Landino, Kelly
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|org4 = Donohue, William T
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|org5 = Ciccia, Joseph P
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|orgamount1 = 200
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|orgamount2 = 200
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|orgamount3 = 100
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|orgamount4 = 100
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|orgamount5 = 100
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Looney raised $103,499 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CT&y=2010&f=S&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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In 2010, Looney raised $103,499 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CT&y=2010&f=S&so=O&p=1#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $84,606 to his campaign.
 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $84,606 to his campaign.
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Looney collected $41,993 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109807 2008 contributions to Martin Looney]</ref>
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In 2008, Looney collected $41,993 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109807 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributions to Martin Looney," November 4, 2008]</ref>
  
 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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{{Connecticut legislature scorecards|Begin=1993|End=2020}}
  
 
===Yankee Institute's Voter Guide===
 
===Yankee Institute's Voter Guide===
 
::''See also: [[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.<ref name="yankee">[http://www.yankeeinstitute.org/YankeeVoterGuide12.pdf Yankee Institute for Public Policy, ''Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12'', October 19, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref name="yankee">[http://www.yankeeinstitute.org/YankeeVoterGuide12.pdf ''Yankee Institute for Public Policy'', "Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12," October 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
 
Looney and his wife, Ellen, have one child.
 
Looney and his wife, Ellen, have one child.
 
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==See also==
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*[[Connecticut State Senate]]
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*[[Connecticut State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Connecticut State Legislature]]
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*[[Connecticut state legislative districts]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.senatedems.state.ct.us/Looney.html Official Connecticut State Senate website of Senator Martin Looney]
 
*[http://www.senatedems.state.ct.us/Looney.html Official Connecticut State Senate website of Senator Martin Looney]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=7117 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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* [http://openstates.org/ct/legislators/CTL000011/martin-m-looney/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=7117 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=7117 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=7117 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127610 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109807 2008] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81302 2006] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72049 2004] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=5129 2002] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=24330 2000] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23960 1998] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23714 1996]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127610 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109807 2008] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81302 2006] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72049 2004] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=5129 2002] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=24330 2000] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23960 1998] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23714 1996]
  
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Martin Looney
Looney.jpg
Connecticut State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Senate Majority Leader
2002-Present
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives
1980-1992
Education
Bachelor'sFairfield University (1970)
Master'sUniversity of Connecticut (1972)
J.D.University of Connecticut (1985)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 23, 1948
Place of birthNew Haven, CT
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Martin M. Looney (b. July 23, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. In 1995 he served as Senate Assistant Minority Leader. He has been Senate Majority Leader since 2002.

Looney was Treasurer for the New Haven Democratic Town Committee from 1976 to 1978. He served in the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 1980 to 1992.

Looney earned his B.A. in English and Theology from Fairfield University in 1970. He went on to receive his M.A. in English from the University of Connecticut in 1972. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1985.

Looney worked as a Practitioner in Residence for the Department of Public Safety and Criminal Justice Program at the University of New Haven. He was a Public Information Aide for the City of New Haven from 1976 to 1980. He has been an attorney for Keyes, Looney, and Murphy from 1985 to the present. He has also been Adjunct Faculty for the University of New Haven since 1998 and for Quinnipiac College since 2001.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive and Legislative Nominations, Chair
Legislative Management, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Martin M. Looney was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Looney ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 11. Looney ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Looney Incumbent 100% 28,689
Total Votes 28,689

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Looney ran for re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Matthew J. Corcoran (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Looney (D) 19,438
Matthew J. Corcoran (R) 5,597

2008

On November 4, 2008, Looney won re-election to the 11th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate unopposed.[5]

Connecticut State Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Looney (D) 27,320

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Looney is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Looney raised a total of $440,400 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

Martin Looney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $16,943
2010 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $103,499
2008 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $41,993
2006 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $43,030
2004 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $52,816
2002 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $38,255
2000 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $66,059
1998 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $36,820
1996 Connecticut State Senate, District 11 Won $40,985
Grand Total Raised $440,400

2012

Looney won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Looney raised a total of $16,943.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martin Looney's campaign in 2012
Looney, Martin M$200
Mauro Jr, Vincent E$200
Landino, Kelly$100
Donohue, William T$100
Ciccia, Joseph P$100
Total Raised in 2012$16,943
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Looney raised $103,499 in contributions.[7]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $84,606 to his campaign.

2008

In 2008, Looney collected $41,993 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $22,580
Martin Looney $660
Connecticut Working Families Party $630
CT State Democratic Central Committee $303
Louise Coppola $140

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Connecticut scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

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.[11]

2012

Looney received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 15 others for the lowest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[11]

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Personal

Looney and his wife, Ellen, have one child.

See also

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