Stephen Dargan

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Stephen Dargan
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 115
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday03/29/1955
Place of birthNew Haven, CT
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Stephen D. Dargan is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 115. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Biography

Dargan's professional experience includes working as a sales representative. He was Fire Commissioner for the City of West Haven from 1980-2004, and a member of the West Haven City Council from 1985-1991.

He is a coach in the West Haven School System, and a member of the Greater New Haven Umpire Association, Jaycees of Connecticut, Muscular Dystrophy Association, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, West Haven Elks Club, West Haven Irish American Club, and the West Haven Umpire Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety and Security, Chair
Executive and Legislative Nominations
Insurance and Real Estate

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dargan ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 115. Dargan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Joseph Palmucci, Sr. (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen D. Dargan Incumbent 78.1% 5,846
     Republican Joseph Palmucci, Sr. 21.9% 1,639
Total Votes 7,485

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dargan ran for re-election to the 115th District seat in 2010. Dargan ran unopposed in the primary and general election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dargan won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 115th District. Dargan ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 7,059 votes.[5] He raised $3,310 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dargan is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Dargan raised a total of $116,743 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[7]

Stephen Dargan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 115 Won $7,590
2010 Connecticut State House, District 115 Won $1,835
2008 Connecticut State House, District 115 Won $3,310
2006 Connecticut State House, District 115 Won $21,983
2004 Connecticut State House, District 115 Won $17,694
2002 Connecticut State House, District 115 Won $19,006
2000 Connecticut State House, District 115 Won $22,930
1998 Connecticut State House, District 115 Won $22,395
Grand Total Raised $116,743

2012

Dargan won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dargan raised a total of $7,590.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Dargan's campaign in 2012
Connecticut Education Association$750
Protective Services Employees Committee$750
Connecticut Association of Realtors$750
Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association of Connecticut$750
United Illuminating Power$750
Total Raised in 2012$7,590
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Dargan raised $1,835 in contributions. [8]

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

Scorecards

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]

2012

Dargan 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 115
1991–present
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