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Connecticut, State House, District 10

Connecticut House of Representatives District 10
Current incumbentHenry Genga Democratic Party

Connecticut’s tenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Henry Genga.

Connecticut state legislators represent an average of 23,670 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 22,553 residents.

About the office

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Connecticut legislators assume office the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election.

Qualifications

Article III, Section 4 of the Connecticut Constitution states: "The house of representatives shall consist of not less than one hundred twenty-five and not more than two hundred twenty-five members, each of whom shall be an elector residing in the assembly district from which he is elected. Each assembly district shall be contiguous as to territory and shall elect no more than one representative. For the purpose of forming assembly districts no town shall be divided except for the purpose of forming assembly districts wholly within the town."

Salaries

State legislators
SalaryPer diem
$28,000/yearNo per diem is paid.

Vacancies

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happened. All special elections must be held no later than 46 days after a governor's declaration. If the vacancy happened with less than 125 days left before the general election, the special election must be held on the same day as the general election. No election can be called by the governor if the vacancy happened with less than 49 days left before the general election.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 10

Incumbent Henry Genga (D) won election in the general election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 10 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Henry Genga (D)
100
5,236

Total votes: 5,236
Democratic primary election

The primary elections were canceled.

Republican primary election

The primary elections were 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 Henry Genga defeated Travis Simpson in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 10 general election.
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 10 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Henry Genga Incumbent 75.11% 6,246
Republican Travis Simpson 24.89% 2,070
Total Votes 8,316
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Incumbent Henry Genga ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 10 Democratic primary.
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Henry Genga Incumbent (unopposed)
Travis Simpson ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 10 Republican primary.
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 10 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Travis Simpson (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. Incumbent Henry J. Genga was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.

2012

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2012. A total of 151 seats were up for election in 2012. Incumbent Henry Genga defeated Eileen Powers (R) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the August 14 primary elections.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry J. Genga Incumbent 79.4% 6,142
Republican Eileen A. Powers 20.6% 1,591
Total Votes 7,733

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for Connecticut House of Representatives District 10 raised a total of $238,387. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $15,892 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut House of Representatives District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $33,111 2 $16,556
2014 $13,372 1 $13,372
2012 $33,141 2 $16,571
2010 $33,439 2 $16,720
2008 $12,240 1 $12,240
2006 $17,700 2 $8,850
2004 $33,267 1 $33,267
2002 $32,011 2 $16,006
2000 $30,106 2 $15,053
Total $238,387 15 $15,892