Connecticut's 54th assembly district

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The Fifty-Fourth Connecticut House of Representatives district elects one member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. Its current representative is Democrat Gregory Haddad. The district consists the towns of Mansfield, which includes the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut, and Chaplin, which was added to the district in 2001.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Audrey P. Beck Democratic 1973 – 1975 Mansfield Did not seek reelection

Sought higher office

Dorothy C. Goodwin Democratic 1975 – 1985 Mansfield Did not seek reelection
Jonathan W. Pelto Democratic 1985 – 1995 Mansfield Did not seek reelection
Denise Merrill Democratic 1995 – 2011 Mansfield Did not seek reelection

Sought higher office

Gregory Haddad Democratic 2011 – Mansfield Incumbent

Recent elections[edit]

State Election 2010 candidates: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory Haddad 3,737 58.4 -41.6
Republican Christopher R. Paulhus 1,461 22.8 +22.8
Independent Jason J. Ortiz 909 14.2 +14.2
Working Families Gregory Haddad 193 3.0 +3.0
Buckman for Connecticut Brien T. Buckman 98 1.5 +1.5
Majority 2,276 35.6 -64.4
Turnout 6,398
Democratic hold Swing -38.6
State Election 2008: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Denise Merrill 8,781 100.0
Majority 8,781 100.0 +0.0
Turnout 10,392
Democratic hold Swing -38.4
State Election 2006: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Denise Merrill 5,592 94.5 +0.0
Working Families Denise Merrill 324 5.5 +0.0
Majority 5,916 100.0 +11.0
Turnout 5,916
Democratic hold Swing +5.5
State Election 2004: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Denise Merrill 6,312 94.5 +24.8
Working Families Magdalena L. Russell 367 5.5 +5.5
Majority 5,945 89.0 +35.1
Turnout 6,679
Democratic hold Swing +19.3
State Election 2002: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Denise Merrill 3,959 76.9 -23.1
Republican John B. Thacher 1,186 23.1 +23.1
Majority 2,773 53.9 -57.9
Turnout 5,145
Democratic hold Swing -23.1
State Election 2000: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Denise Merrill 4,506 100.0 +0.0
Majority 4,506 100.0 +0.0
Turnout 4,506
Democratic hold Swing +0.0
State Election 1998: House District 54[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Denise Merrill 3,384 100.0 +0.0
Majority 3,384 100.0 +0.0
Turnout 3,384
Democratic hold Swing +0.0
State Election 1996: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Denise Merrill 4,748 100.0 +45.1
Majority 4,748 100.0 +0.0
Turnout 4,748
Democratic hold Swing +23.0
State Election 1994: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Denise Merrill 2,740 54.9 +5.3
Republican David Dyer 1,147 23.0 -7.1
A Connecticut Party Denise Merrill 1,103 22.1 +1.8
Majority 2,696 54.0 +14.2
Turnout 4,990
Democratic hold Swing +7.1
State Election 1992: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jonathan Pelto 3,468 49.6 -50.4
Republican Richard Pellegrine 2,103 30.1 +30.1
A Connecticut Party Jonathan Pelto 1,415 20.3 +20.3
Majority 2,780 39.8 -60.2
Turnout 6,986
Democratic hold Swing
State Election 1990: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jonathan Pelto 3,577 100.0 +31.5
Majority 3,577 100.0 +36.9
Turnout 3,577
Democratic hold Swing +31.5
State Election 1988: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jonathan Pelto 4,487 68.5 +3.2
Republican Jason W. Bartlett 2,067 31.5 -3.2
Majority 2,420 36.9 +6.3
Turnout 6,554
Democratic hold Swing +3.2
State Election 1986: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jonathan Pelto 2,748 65.3 +11.7
Republican Edwin E. Passmore 1,460 34.7 -11.7
Majority 1,288 30.6 +23.4
Turnout 4,208
Democratic hold Swing +11.7
State Election 1984: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jonathan Pelto 3,610 53.6 +2.3
Republican George E. Whitham 3,128 46.4 -2.3
Majority 482 7.2 +4.6
Turnout 6,738
Democratic hold Swing +2.3
State Election 1982: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dorothy C. Goodwin 2,364 51.3 -11.7
Republican George E. Whitham 2,244 48.7 +11.7
Majority 120 2.6 -23.4
Turnout 4,608
Democratic hold Swing -11.7
State Election 1980: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dorothy C. Goodwin 3,714 63.0 -4.7
Republican George E. Whitham 2,182 37.0 +4.7
Majority 1,532 26.0 -9.5
Turnout 5,896
Democratic hold Swing -4.7
State Election 1978: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dorothy C. Goodwin 2,697 67.7 +3.6
Republican Emily F. Albee 1,284 32.3 -3.6
Majority 1,413 35.5 +7.2
Turnout 3,981
Democratic hold Swing +3.6
State Election 1976: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dorothy C. Goodwin 3,473 64.1 -1.1
Republican Robert Fisk, Jr. 1,942 35.9 +1.1
Majority 1,531 28.3 -2.2
Turnout 5,415
Democratic hold Swing -1.1
State Election 1974: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dorothy C. Goodwin 2,846 65.2 -4.8
Republican Suzanne S. Taylor 1,517 34.8 +4.8
Majority 1,329 30.5 -9.5
Turnout 4,363
Democratic hold Swing -4.8
State Election 1972: House District 54
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Audrey P. Beck 4,278 70.0
Republican Jeffrey P. Ossen 1,834 30.0
Majority 2,444 40.0
Turnout 6,112
Democratic hold Swing

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Election Results and Related Data. Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Updated 8/18/10. Accessed 9/27/10.