Connecticut's 8th assembly district

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The Eighth Connecticut House of Representatives district elects one member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. It is currently represented by Timothy J. Ackert. The district consists of the entire towns of Columbia, Coventry and part of the town of Vernon. Prior to 2001, the district also contained part of Lebanon but contained only part of Coventry.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Patrick Flaherty Democratic 1993 – 2003 Coventry Did not run for reelection
Joan Lewis Democratic 2003 – 2011 Coventry Defeated
Timothy J. Ackert Republican 2011 – Coventry Incumbent

Recent elections[edit]

State Election 2008: House District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joan Lewis 5,968 47.7 -8.9
Republican Timothy J. Ackert 5,845 46.7 +6.8
Working Families Joan Lewis 711 5.7 +3.2
Majority 834 6.7 -13.6
Turnout 12,524
Democratic hold Swing -6.8
State Election 2006: House District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joan Lewis 5,477 56.6 -33.2
Republican Timothy J. Ackert 3,858 39.9 +39.9
Working Families Joan Lewis 342 3.5 -6.7
Majority 1,961 20.3 -49.3
Turnout 9,677
Democratic hold Swing -39.9
State Election 2004: House District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joan Lewis 7,568 89.9 +35.1
Working Families J. David Batchelder 858 10.2 +10.2
Majority 6,710 79.6 +70.1
Turnout 8,426
Democratic hold Swing +24.9
State Election 2002: House District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joan Lewis 4,615 54.8 -8.5
Republican Robert J. Kleinhans 3,814 45.2 +8.5
Majority 801 9.5 -17.1
Turnout 8,429
Democratic hold Swing +8.5
State Election 2000: House District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Flaherty 7,060 63.3 -5.8
Republican Robert J. Kleinhans 4,093 36.7 +5.8
Majority 2,967 26.6 -11.6
Turnout 11,153
Democratic hold Swing -5.8
State Election 1998: House District 8[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Flaherty 5,688 69.1
Republican Shelton John Stewart 2,545 30.9
Majority 3,143 38.2
Turnout 8,233
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.