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Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.)

  • District: 5th District, West -- Danbury, New Britain, most of Waterbury
  • Residence: Cheshire
  • Born: August 25, 1959; Oak Park, Ill.
  • Religion: Congregationalist
  • Family: Husband, Dan Esty; three children
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1981 (government); Yale U., J.D. 1985
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Cheshire Town Council, 2005-08; Conn. House, 2009-11; defeated for re-election to Conn. House, 2010; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Andrew Roraback, R, to succeed Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, D, who ran for Senate
  • Committee Assignments: Science, Space & Technology (Research and Technology); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

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State Information: 5th District, West -- Danbury, New Britain, most of Waterbury

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Elizabeth Esty (D) 146,098 51.3%
Andrew Roraback (R) 138,637 48.7%
John Pistone (WRI) 12  
Russ Jaeger (WRI) 10  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 54% Mitt Romney: 45%
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 43%

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