Democratic Party of Connecticut

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Democratic Party of Connecticut
ChairpersonNancy Wyman
Governor of ConnecticutNed Lamont
Lieutenant Governor of ConnecticutSusan Bysiewicz
Senate President Pro TemporeMartin Looney
Speaker of the HouseJoe Aresimowicz
HeadquartersHartford, CT
IdeologyLiberalism
Progressivism
Social liberalism
Political positionCenter-left
Colors     Blue
State House
91 / 151
State Senate
22 / 36
Statewide Executive Offices
6 / 6
U.S. House of Representatives
5 / 5
U.S. Senate
2 / 2
Website
www.ctdems.org

The Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee (CT Dems) is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Connecticut. The state chair of the party is Nancy Wyman. [1] The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the state legislature, all constitutional state offices and all five of Connecticut's seats in the House and both of its Senate seats.

Town committees[edit]

In Connecticut, there are Democratic Town Committees in many of the towns and cities. They consist of an elected Chairperson, Co-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.[2] The Town Committees have the ability to endorse a particular candidate in a primary election.[3] According to 10 CS 210, court has no power concerning political party policies or organization.

Current elected officials[edit]

Members of Congress[edit]

Democrats comprise all of Connecticut's 7-member Congressional delegation - including both US Senators and all 5 members of the House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate[edit]

Democrats have controlled both of Connecticut's seats in the U.S. Senate since 1988[note 1]:

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Out of the 5 seats Connecticut is apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives, all 5 are held by Democrats:

Statewide offices[edit]

Democrats control all six of the elected statewide offices:

State legislature leaders[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Lieberman won the 1988 election as a Democrat. Lieberman left the party and became an Independent in 2006 but continued to caucus with Senate Democrats until his retirement in 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nancy Wyman elected chairman for CT Democrats". CT Post. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  2. ^ "Local Committees | Democratic Party of Connecticut". Ctdems.org. Archived from the original on 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  3. ^ "CHAPTER 153* NOMINATIONS AND POLITICAL PARTIES". Cga.ct.gov. Retrieved 2012-08-06.

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