Noreen Kokoruda

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Noreen Kokoruda
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101
In office
February 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 electedFebruary 22, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPace University
Place of birthBridgeport, CT
Office website
Campaign website
Noreen Kokoruda is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 101. Kokoruda was elected in a special election on February 22, 2011.[1] Kokoruda ran to fill the vacancy created after Deborah Heinrich (D) resigned to serve as an advocate for social service agencies.[2]

A Connecticut native, Kokoruda served as the Executive Director of The Shoreline Foundation for 14 years. She also chaired the Beach and Recreation Commission for 9 years. Kokoruda is currently serving her seventh term as a member of the Madison Board of Selectmen. She also serves on the Commission for Community Service. She and her husband Dan have two children.[3]

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Planning and Development


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

Campaign themes


Kokoruda's 2011 special election Campaign site emphasizes two key policy campaign themes:

  • Proven Leadership: Holding Government Accountable "Noreen Kokoruda is a no-nonsense Selectman in Madison. She’s maintained a healthy rainy day fund, put a stop to wasteful spending, and helped the town keep a AAA-bond rating – one of the strongest financial scores in all of Connecticut."
  • Taking on Higher Taxes and Spending: "Two years ago, Hartford politicians increased taxes and fees by almost $2 billion and still put us in a $3.5 billion hole. Now, they’re looking for more votes to raise taxes; but they won’t get it from Noreen. We just can’t afford their spending."



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kokoruda ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 101. Kokoruda ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated David Dwyer (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [4][5][6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 101, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNoreen S. Kokoruda Incumbent 60.3% 7,537
     Democratic David Dwyer 39.7% 4,952
Total Votes 12,489


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Kokoruda defeated Joan Walker (D) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[7]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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.[8]


Kokoruda received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. She did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because she was not yet in the legislature.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deborah Heinrich (D)
Connecticut House District 101
Succeeded by