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Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.)

  • District: 1st District, Central -- Hartford, Bristol
  • Residence: East Hartford
  • Born: July 22, 1948; Hartford, Conn.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Leslie Larson; three children
  • Education: Central Connecticut State U., B.S. 1971 (history)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: East Hartford Board of Education, 1978-79; East Hartford Town Council, 1979-83; Conn. Senate, 1983-95 (president pro tempore, 1987-95); sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1994; U.S. House, 1999-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Select Revenue Measures; Trade)
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State Information: 1st District, Central -- Hartford, Bristol

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general John Larson (D) 206,973 69.7%
John Decker (R) 82,321 27.7%
Michael DeRosa (GREEN) 5,477 1.8%
Matthew Corey (WRI) 2,290 0.8%
2010 general John Larson (D) 138,440 61.2%
Ann Brickley (R) 84,076 37.2%
Kenneth Krayeske (GREEN) 2,564 1.1%
Christopher Hutchinson (X) 955 0.4%
write-in (WRI) 3  
2008 general John Larson (D) 211,493 71.6%
Joe Visconti (R) 76,860 26%
Stephen Fournier (GREEN) 7,201 2.4%
write-in (Write-In) 3  
2006 general John Larson (D) 154,539 74.4%
Scott MacLean (R) 53,010 25.5%
write-in (Write-In) 43 0%
2004 general John Larson (D) 198,802 73%
John Halstead (R) 73,601 27%
2002 general John Larson (D) 134,698 66.8%
Phil Steele (R) 66,968 33.2%
2000 general John Larson (D) 151,932 71.9%
Bob Backlund (R) 59,331 28.1%
1998 general John B. Larson (D) 97,681 58%
Kevin O'Connor (R) 69,668 41.4%
Jay E. Palmieri (TLC) 915 0.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 63% Mitt Romney: 36%
2008 Barack Obama: 66% John McCain: 33%

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