Samuel Belsito

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Samuel Belsito
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 53
In office
June 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
First electedJune 11, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMassachusetts Military Academy
Military service
Service/branchConnecticut Army National Guard
Office website
Samuel Belsito is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election on June 11, 2013. He is also a member of the Toland Town Council, serving since November 2011.[1]

Belsito's victory in the June 11, 2013 special election to replace retiring Democrat Bryan Hurlburt was noted nationally, since it was the first time a Republican had been elected to the District 53 seat in Connecticut for 40 years, since the presidency of Richard Nixon.[2],[1]



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Belsito won election in the special election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 53. The seat was vacant following Rep. Bryan Hurlburt's (D) resignation on April 16, 2013 to take a position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Bureau.. Belsito defeated Anthony J. Horn (D) in the special election, which took place on June 11.[3][4][1]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 53, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Belsito 58.5% 1,910
     Democratic Anthony J. Horn 41.5% 1,356
Total Votes 3,266


Belsito is the owner of Samuel Ltd., Tux King, a tuxedo and men’s clothing store in Vernon.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bryan Hurlburt (D)
Connecticut State House District 53
June 2013-present
Succeeded by