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Connecticut, State House, District 13

Connecticut House of Representatives District 13
Current incumbentJason Doucette Democratic Party

Connecticut’s thirteenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Jason Doucette.

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 13

Jason Doucette (D) defeated Jennifer Fiereck (R) in the general election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 13 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Jason Doucette (D)
58.3
6,031

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Jennifer Fiereck (R)
41.7
4,308

Total votes: 10,339
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 Mark Tweedie defeated Joe Diminico in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 13 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 13 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Mark Tweedie Incumbent 51.15% 5,912
Democratic Joe Diminico 48.85% 5,647
Total Votes 11,559
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Joe Diminico ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 13 Democratic primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Joe Diminico (unopposed)
Incumbent Mark Tweedie ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 13 Republican primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 13 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Mark Tweedie 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. Incumbent Joe Diminico was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Walt Bochnik was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bochnik withdrew from the race in late August and was replaced by Mark Tweedie (R). Tweedie defeated Diminico in the general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives District 13, General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Tweedie 52.5% 4,282
Democratic Joe Diminico Incumbent 47.5% 3,876
Total Votes 8,158

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. Joe Diminico defeated Tom Gullotta in the August 14 Democratic primary before defeating Mark Tweedie (R) in the general election. Tweedie ran without primary opposition.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Diminico 54.7% 5,449
Republican Mark Tweedie 45.3% 4,519
Total Votes 9,968

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2012

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Diminico 69.6% 1,061
Tom Gullotta 30.4% 464
Total Votes 1,525

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for Connecticut House of Representatives District 13 raised a total of $451,835. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $23,781 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut House of Representatives District 13

Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $67,831 2 $33,916
2014 $66,602 3 $22,201
2012 $93,616 3 $31,205
2010 $65,398 2 $32,699
2008 $59,994 2 $29,997
2006 $24,546 2 $12,273
2004 $11,514 1 $11,514
2002 $39,354 2 $19,677
2000 $22,980 2 $11,490
Total $451,835 19 $23,781