Robert Kane

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Robert Kane
Connecticut State Senate District 32
In office
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University
Master'sUniversity of New Haven, 2009
Office website
Robert Kane is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 32 since 2009.

Kane earned his BA from Central Connecticut State University. He then received his MBA from the University of New Haven in 2009.

Kane is the Founder/President of KarTele Cellular Phones.

Kane served as a member and Chair of the Watertown Town Council.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Ranking Member
Public Health
Regulations Review


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Kane endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Kane ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 32. Kane ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated James C. Gambardella (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Kane Incumbent 63.4% 28,591
     Democratic James C. Gambardella 36.6% 16,529
Total Votes 45,120


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Kane ran for re-election to the 32nd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He faced candidate Lesa C. Peters (D), who later withdrew, in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Kane won election to the 32nd District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating John McCarthy (D).[5]

Connecticut State Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Kane (R) 28,571
John McCarthy (D) 20,458

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Kane raised $11,125 in contributions. [6]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.


In 2008, Kane collected $100,989 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $84,480
Thomas Porzro $198
Louann Hart $185
Christopher Kane $100
George Tzepos $100


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]


Kane received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 2nd highest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. This score was 1 lower than his score of 9 for the 2009-10 term.[8]

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Kane and his wife, Marcy, have two children.

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