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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%
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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