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Connecticut, State House, District 128

Connecticut House of Representatives District 128
Current incumbentChristopher Rosario Democratic Party

Connecticut’s hundred-and-twenty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Christopher Rosario.

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 128

Incumbent Christopher Rosario (D) defeated Ethan Book (R) in the general election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 128 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Christopher Rosario (D)
88.2
2,366

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Ethan Book (R)
11.8
317

Total votes: 2,683
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Connecticut House of Representatives District 128

Incumbent Christopher Rosario advanced from the Democratic primary for Connecticut House of Representatives District 128 on August 14, 2018.

Candidate

Christopher Rosario (D)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for Connecticut House of Representatives District 128

Ethan Book defeated Luis Colon in the Republican primary for Connecticut House of Representatives District 128 on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Ethan Book (R)
78.7
37

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Luis Colon (R)
21.3
10

Total votes: 47

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 Christopher Rosario defeated Ethan Book in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 128 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Rosario Incumbent 86.39% 3,535
Republican Ethan Book 13.61% 557
Total Votes 4,092
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Incumbent Christopher Rosario ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 128 Democratic primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Rosario Incumbent (unopposed)
Ethan Book ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 128 Republican primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Ethan Book (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. Christopher Rosario defeated incumbent Christina Ayala, Teresa Davidson and Dennis Bradley in the Democratic primary, while Ethan Book was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rosario defeated Book and Angel Reyes (Peace and Progress) in the general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128 General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Rosario 78.3% 1,504
Republican Ethan Book 12.6% 242
Peace and Progress Angel Reyes 9.1% 174
Total Votes 1,920

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128 Democratic Primary, 2014

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Rosario Incumbent 51.2% 467
Dennis Bradley 22.3% 204
Christina Ayala Incumbent 14.9% 136
Teresa Davidson 11.6% 106
Total Votes 913

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. Christina Ayala defeated Angel Reyes in the August 14 primary elections, before defeating Manuel Bataguas in the general election. Bataguas ran without primary opposition.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristina M. Ayala 89.4% 3,332
Republican Manuel Bataguas 10.6% 393
Total Votes 3,725

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128 Democratic Primary, 2012

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristina M. Ayala 63% 514
Angel Reyes 37% 302
Total Votes 816

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for Connecticut House of Representatives District 128 raised a total of $517,273. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $24,632 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut House of Representatives District 128

Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $67,090 2 $33,545
2014 $197,167 6 $32,861
2012 * $92,970 2 $46,485
2010 $2,277 1 $2,277
2008 $84,991 2 $42,496
2006 $35,625 2 $17,813
2004 $9,485 1 $9,485
2002 $18,906 2 $9,453
2000 $8,762 3 $2,921
Total $517,273 21 $24,632
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.