Martin Looney

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Martin M. Looney
Majority Leader of the
Connecticut Senate
Incumbent
Assumed office
2004
Connecticut Senator
from the 11th District
Incumbent
Assumed office
1993
Preceded by Anthony V. Avallone
Constituency represents Hamden, and New Haven
Personal details
Born (1948-07-23)July 23, 1948
New Haven, Connecticut
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ellen Ritchie
Residence New Haven

Martin M. Looney (born July 23, 1948) is an American politician. Looney, a Democrat, has been a state senator from Connecticut since 1993. Since 2004, Looney has served as Majority Leader of the Senate.

Looney, a resident of New Haven, represents the eastern half of the city as well as part of Hamden in the Connecticut Senate. He is also a part-time professor at Quinnipiac University and the University of New Haven in Hamden, CT and West Haven, CT, respectively, where he teaches classes such as State and Local Governments.

Looney was born in New Haven and graduated from Fairfield University and received his J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law. Prior to being elected to the Connecticut Senate, Looney served as a Connecticut state representative.

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Connecticut House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Carbone
Connecticut state representative for the Ninety-Sixth District
1981–1993
Succeeded by
Cameron C. Staples
Connecticut Senate
Preceded by
Anthony V. Avallone
Connecticut Senator from the Eleventh District
1993–present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
George Jepsen
Majority Leader of the Connecticut Senate
2003–present
Succeeded by
incumbent