Connecticut's 7th Senate district

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The Seventh Senate District of Connecticut elects one member of the Connecticut Senate. Its current Senator is Republican John Kissel, who was first elected in 1994. The district is centered on the town of Enfield and also contains the towns of Suffield, Windsor Locks, East Granby, Somers and parts of Granby and Windsor.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
James R. Rabbett Democratic 1937 – 1939 Windsor Locks Defeated for reelection
Frank A. Simmons Republican 1939 – 1943 Enfield Did not run for reelection
John Christensen Republican 1943 – 1945 Windsor Did not run for reelection
Charles H. Vincent Republican 1945 – 1947 Simsbury Did not run for reelection
Ernest E. Carpenter Republican 1947 – 1949 Bloomfield Did not run for reelection
Frank J. Monchun Democratic 1949 – 1953 Windsor Defeated for reelection
James B. Lowell Republican 1953 – 1955 Canton Did not run for reelection
Phillip P. Laing Democratic 1955 – 1957 Windsor Did not run for reelection
Albert C. Snyder Republican 1957 – 1959 Bloomfield Did not run for reelection
Charles T. Alfano Democratic 1959 – 1977 Suffield Did not run for reelection
Cornelius P. O'Leary Democratic 1977 – 1993 Windsor Locks Stepped down prior to 1993 swearing in
John A. Kissel Republican 1993 – present Enfield Incumbent

Recent elections[edit]

State Election 2010: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 17,272 51.5 +1.5
Democratic Karen Jarmoc 16,286 48.5 +3.4
Majority 986 2.9
Turnout 33,558
Republican hold Swing -1.0
State Election 2008: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 22,045 50.0 -2.7
Democratic George Colli 19,870 45.1 -2.4
Working Families John A. Kissel 2,161 4.9 +4.9
Majority 4,336 9.8 +4.4
Turnout 44,076
Republican hold Swing +2.4
State Election 2006: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 16,979 52.7 +1.9
Democratic William A. Kiner 15,254 47.3 -1.9
Majority 1,725 5.4 +3.8
Turnout 32,233
Republican hold Swing +1.9
State Election 2004: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 21,072 50.8 -11.8
Democratic William A. Kiner 20,392 49.2 +11.8
Majority 680 1.6 -23.5
Turnout 41,464
Republican hold Swing -11.8
State Election 2002: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 18,169 62.6 -37.4
Democratic John A. Reveruzzi 10,873 37.4 +37.4
Majority 7,296 25.1 -74.9
Turnout 29,042
Republican hold Swing -37.4
State Election 2000: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 23,766 100.0 +31.9
Majority 23,766 100.0
Turnout 23,766
Republican hold Swing +31.9
State Election 1998: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 17,642 68.1 +9.5
Democratic Diane Gates Dulka 8,237 31.9 -9.5
Majority 9,405 36.3 +19.1
Turnout 25,879
Republican hold Swing +9.5
State Election 1996: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 21,011 58.6 +3.9
Democratic John Bowles 14,839 41.4 +13.2
Majority 6,172 17.2 +7.8
Turnout 35,850
Republican hold Swing +3.9
State Election 1994: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John A. Kissel 17,167 54.7 +12.0
Democratic Francis Burke, Jr. 8,750 27.9 -29.4
A Connecticut Party Francis Burke, Jr. 5,475 17.4 +17.4
Majority 2,942 9.4
Turnout 31,392
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +12.0
State Election 1992: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Cornelius P. O'Leary 21,827 57.3 -32.8
Republican John A. Kissel 16,287 42.7 +42.7
Majority 5,540 14.5
Turnout 38,114
Democratic hold Swing
State Election 1990: Senate District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Cornelius P. O'Leary 20,054 90.1
Libertarian Robert S. Loomis 2,204 9.9
Majority 17,850 14.5
Turnout 22,258
Democratic hold Swing

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