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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Conn. House, 1987-95; Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, 1998; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present
Born: April 6, 1953; Hartford, Conn.
Residence: Vernon
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Audrey Budarz Courtney; two children
Education: Tufts U., B.A. 1975; U. of Connecticut, J.D. 1978
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Seapower & Projection Forces - Ranking Member); Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training)

Election History
2014generalJoe Courtney (D) 141,94862.3
Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh (R) 80,83735.5
Daniel Reale (LIBERT) 2,6021.1
William Clyde (GREEN) 2,4591.1
2012generalJoe Courtney (D) 204,70868.2
Paul Formica (R) 88,10329.4
2010generalJoe Courtney (D) 147,74859.9
Janet Peckinpaugh (R) 95,67138.8
G. Deshefy (GREEN) 3,3441.4
2008generalJoe Courtney (D) 212,14865.7
Sean Sullivan (R) 104,57432.4
G. Deshefy (GREEN) 6,3002.0
2006generalJoe Courtney (D) 121,24850.0
Rob Simmons (R) 121,16550.0
2002generalRob Simmons (R) 117,43454.1
Joe Courtney (D) 99,67445.9
Roll Call Vitals


Connecticut is 31st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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