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Connecticut, State House, District 106

Connecticut House of Representatives District 106
Current incumbentMitch Bolinsky Republican Party

Connecticut’s hundred-and-sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mitch Bolinsky.

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

2020

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives will take place in 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 11, 2020. The filing deadline is June 9, 2020.

2018

General election
General election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 106

Incumbent Mitch Bolinsky (R) defeated Rebekah Harriman-Stites (D) in the general election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 106 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Mitch Bolinsky (R)
50.5
5,697

Rebekah Harriman-Stites (D)
49.5
5,575

Total votes: 11,272
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 Mitch Bolinsky defeated Eva Zimmerman in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 106 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 106 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Mitch Bolinsky Incumbent 57.44% 7,185
Democratic Eva Zimmerman 42.56% 5,323
Total Votes 12,508
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Eva Zimmerman ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 106 Democratic primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 106 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Eva Zimmerman (unopposed)
Incumbent Mitch Bolinsky ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 106 Republican primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 106 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Mitch Bolinsky 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. Matt Cole was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Mitch Bolinsky was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bolinsky defeated Cole in the general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 106 General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMitch Bolinsky Incumbent 55.4% 4,661
Democratic Matt Cole 44.6% 3,753
Total Votes 8,414

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. Mitch Bolinsky defeated Lisa Romano (D) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the August 14 primary elections.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 106, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMitch Bolinsky 50.1% 5,727
Democratic Lisa Romano 49.9% 5,712
Total Votes 11,439

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for Connecticut House of Representatives District 106 raised a total of $350,243. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $25,017 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut House of Representatives District 106

Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $68,782 2 $34,391
2014 $66,934 2 $33,467
2012 $64,376 2 $32,188
2010 $64,537 2 $32,269
2008 $63,514 2 $31,757
2006 $4,475 1 $4,475
2004 $6,300 1 $6,300
2002 $7,100 1 $7,100
2000 $4,225 1 $4,225
Total $350,243 14 $25,017