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We built Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com as a public service – a way to provide candidates with a tool to inform voters about where they stand on key issues facing Connecticut.

We also built it to make it easier for their constituents to learn more about their candidates, endorse their favorites, and share their responses on social media. Every candidate has received multiple email invitations to participate.


In the interest of time, we asked candidates to complete their profiles and also to answer at least 4 of the 8 questions in order for us to share their responses. Candidates who did not respond, or who only filled in their profiles, are not linked below. Our staff and contributors produced two sets of questions, one for the congressional candidates, and another for the state House and Senate candidates.

As of Sunday night, we ended up with 54 completed surveys this year – many of which provided thoughtful, detailed responses.

We know that more than 591,000 Connecticut residents have already voted by absentee, but for those of you who haven’t we hope the completed surveys below are a helpful resource. Click on the names or the election links to see the completed surveys. There’s plenty to read! And candidates were also encouraged to include their campaign videos as well as links to their social media accounts. And feel free to use the green “endorse” button at the bottom of each candidate’s page.

U.S. House of Representatives

1st District


Tom McCormick (G)

John Larson (D)

• Mary Fay (R)

2nd District


Cassandra Martineau (G)

Joe Courtney (D)

Justin Anderson (R)

• Daniel Reale (L)

3rd District


Justin Paglino (G)

Rosa DeLauro (D)

• Margaret Streicker (R)

4th District


Brian Merlen (I)

Jim Himes (D)

• Jonathan Riddle (R)

5th District


Bruce Walczak (I)

• Jahana Hayes (D)

• David Xavier Sullivan (R)

CT Senate

CT Senate District 1

Hartford, Wethersfield

Mary L. Sanders (G)

• Barbara Ruhe (R)

• John Fonfara (D)

CT Senate District 4

Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury, Manchester

Harold S. Harris (L)

• Stephen Cassano (D)

• Matthew Corey (R)

CT Senate District 6

Berlin, Farmington, New Britain

Rick Lopes (D)

• Gennaro Bizzarro (R)

CT Senate District 7

East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, Windsor Locks

Frederick Moffa (D)

• John A. Kissel (R)

CT Senate District 11

Hamden, New Haven, North Haven

Alexander Taubes (U)

Martin Looney (D)

• Jameson White (R)

CT Senate District 22

Bridgeport, Monroe, Trumbull

Stephen Dincher (I)

Marilyn Moore (D)

• Steve Choi (R)

CT Senate District 24

Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman

Julie Kushner (D)

• Susan Chapman (R)

CT Senate District 30

Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Winchester

David Gronbach (D)

• Craig Miner (R)

• Joseph Bongiorno (I)

CT Senate District 33

Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook

Norman Needleman (D)

• Brendan Saunders (R)

CT Senate District 35

Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Ellington, Hampton, Pomfret, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, Woodstock

Lisa Thomas (D)

• Daniel Champagne (R)

CT House of Representatives

CT House District 4


Barry D’Andrea (R)

• Julio Concepcion (D)

CT House District 8

Columbia, Coventry, Tolland, Vernon

Brenda Falusi (D)

• Tim Ackert (R)

CT House District 12


Jeff Sullivan (R)

• Geoffrey Luxenberg (D)

CT House District 18

West Hartford

Jillian Gilchrest (D)

• Rick Bush (R)

CT House District 23

Lyme,Old Lyme, Old Saybrook,Westbrook

David Rubino (D)

• Devin Carney (R)

CT House District 34

Colchester, East Haddam, East Hampton

Judd Melón (D)

• Irene Haines (R)

CT House District 35

Clinton,Killingworth, Westbrook

John May (G)

• Jesse MacLachlan (R)

• Christine Goupil (D)

CT House District 37

East Lyme,Salem

Catherine Steel (D)

• Holly Cheeseman (R)

CT House District 49


Susan Johnson (D)

CT House District 56


Michael Winkler (D)

• Laura Bush (R)

CT House District 57

East Windsor, Ellington

Jaime Foster (D)

• David Stavens (R)

CT House District 64

Canaan,Cornwall,Goshen, Kent,Norfolk,North Canaan, Salisbury,Sharon,Torrington

Maria Horn (D)

• Brian Ohler (R)

CT House District 65


Don Alexander (G)

• Christopher Beyus (R)

• Michelle Cook (D)

CT House District 66

Bethlehem, Litchfield,Morris,Warren,Woodbury

Matthew Dyer (D)

• David Wilson (R)

CT House District 67

New Milford

Hilary Ram (D)

• William Buckbee (R)

CT House District 82


Ernestine Holloway (I)

• Michael Quinn (D)

• Michael Skelps (R)

CT House District 85


Mary Mushinsky (D)

• Weston Ulbrich (R)

CT House District 87

North Haven

Kathy Grant (D)

• David Yaccarino (R)

CT House District 89

Bethany, Cheshire, Prospect

EJ Maher (D)

• Lezlye Zupkus (R)

CT House District 91


Weruche George (U)

• Michael D’Agostino (D)

CT House District 96

East Haven, New Haven

Eric Mastroianni (R)

• Roland Lemar (D)

CT House District 105

Beacon Falls, Derby,Seymour

Christopher Bowen (D)

• Nicole Klarides Ditria (R)

CT House District 107

Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury

Kerri Colombo (D)

• Stephen Harding (R)

CT House District 132


Jennifer Leeper (D)

• Brian Farnen (R)

CT House District 133


Joanne Romano-Csonka (R)

• Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D)

CT House District 134

Fairfield, Trumbull

Carla Volpe (D)

• Laura Devlin (R)

CT House District 136


Jonathan Steinberg (D)

• Amie Bentley (R)

CT House District 142

New Canaan, Norwalk

Lucy Dathan (D)

• Fred Wilms (R)

CT House District 146


David Michel (D)

• George Hallenbeck (R)