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David Yaccarino

R

Connecticut State House, District 87 (2019 - Present)

Assistant Minority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives (2017 - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Dave Yaccarino (Republican Party) is a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 87. Yaccarino assumed office in 2011. Yaccarino's current term ends on January 6, 2021.

Yaccarino (Republican Party) ran for re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives to represent District 87. Yaccarino won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

Yaccarino earned his A.A. in Liberal Sciences from Gateway Community College. His professional experience includes working as a U.S. History teacher and owner of DJ's Sports Collectible and Comics. He served in the United States Navy Reserve.

Personal

Full Name:

David Yaccarino

Gender:

Male

Family:

3 Children: David, Joseph, Carolyn

Birth Place:

North Haven, CT

Home City:

North Haven, CT

Education

Associate's, Liberal Sciences, Gateway Community College

Political Experience

Minority Whip, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2019-present

Representative, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 87, 2010-present

Assistant Minority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2017-2018

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Commerce

Member, Executive and Legislative Nominations

Member, Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Member, Subcommittee on General Bonding

Member, Veterans' Affairs

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Ranking Member, Commerce Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Member, Energy and Technology Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Member, Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Member, Public Safety and Security Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Veterans Affairs Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Professional Experience

Owner, DJ's Sports Collectible and Comics, 1992-present

Former Teacher, United States History, Gateway Community College

Served, United States Navy Reserve

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

Member, Mens Club, present

Member, North Haven Republican Town Committee, present

Volunteer, Saint Francis Cabrini Church, present

Co-Founder, Boy Scouts of America Troop 811

Former Coach, Max Sinoway Baseball

Former Coach, North Haven Girls Softball

Elections

2018

In addition to running as a Republican Party candidate, Yaccarino cross-filed to also run with the Independent Party in 2018.


General election
General election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 87

Incumbent Dave Yaccarino (R) defeated Theresa Ranciato-Viele (D) in the general election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 87 on November 6, 2018.

Dave Yaccarino (R)
64.3%
7,772 Votes

Theresa Ranciato-Viele (D)
35.7%
4,308 Votes

Total votes: 12,080

Democratic primary election

The Democratic primary was canceled.

Republican primary election

The Republican primary was canceled.


2016

Elections for the Connecticut House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on August 9, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was June 7, 2016.

Incumbent Dave Yaccarino defeated Steve Gifford in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 87 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 87 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Dave Yaccarino Incumbent 74.87% 9,926
Democratic Steve Gifford 25.13% 3,331
Total Votes 13,257
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Steve Gifford ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 87 Democratic primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 87 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Steve Gifford (unopposed)
Incumbent Dave Yaccarino ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 87 Republican primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 87 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Dave Yaccarino Incumbent (unopposed)

2014

Elections for the Connecticut House of Representatives consisted 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. Alden Mead was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent David W. Yaccarino was unopposed in the Republican primary. Yaccarino defeated Mead in the general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives District 87, General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid W. Yaccarino Incumbent 64.8% 6,012
Democratic Alden Mead 27.2% 2,523
Independent Green check mark transparent.pngDavid W. Yaccarino Incumbent 6% 557
Working Families Alden Mead 1.9% 179
Total Votes 9,271

2012

Yaccarino ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 87. Yaccarino ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Yaccarino Incumbent 100% 9,151
Total Votes 9,151

2010

Yaccarino was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated incumbent Democrat Steve Fontana in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 87 General Election (2010)

Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Yaccarino (R) 5,486
Steve Fontana (D) 4,417