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Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Cheshire Town Council, 2005-08; Conn. House, 2009-11; defeated for re-election to Conn. House, 2010; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Aug. 25, 1959; Oak Park, Ill.
Residence: Cheshire
Religion: Congregationalist
Family: Husband, Dan Esty; three children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1981; Yale U., J.D. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Science, Space & Technology (Research and Technology); Transportation & Infrastructure (Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2014generalElizabeth Esty (D) 113,56453.2
Mark Greenberg (R) 97,76745.8
John Pistone (WRI) 1,9700.9
2012generalElizabeth Esty (D) 146,09851.3
Andrew Roraback (R) 138,63748.7
John Pistone (WRI) 120.0
Russ Jaeger (WRI) 100.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D) is 38th.


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


Twitter Followers (@RepEsty)

Rep. Elizabeth Esty has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.