Connecticut House District 4

Previous Election Results

1996 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Shays Republican 121,949 60.5%
Bill Finch Democratic 75,902 37.6%
Edward Tonkin Libertarian 2,815 1.4%
Terry Nevas Natural law 1,046 0.5%
1998 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Shays Republican 94,767 69.1%
Jonathan Kantrowitz Democratic 40,988 29.9%
Marshall Harrison Libertarian 1,449 1.1%
2000 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Shays Republican 119,155 57.6%
Stephanie Sanchez Democratic 84,472 40.9%
Daniel Gislao Libertarian 2,034 1.0%
Frank Don Independence pty 1,097 0.5%
2002 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Shays Republican 113,197 64.4%
Stephanie Sanchez Democratic 62,491 35.6%
2004 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Shays Republican 152,493 52.4%
Diane Farrell Democratic 138,333 47.6%
2006 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Shays Republican 106,510 51.0%
Diane Farrell Democratic 99,450 47.6%
Philip Maymin Libertarian 3,058 1.5%
2008 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Himes Democratic 158,475 51.3%
Christopher Shays Republican 146,854 47.6%
Michael Carrano Libertarian 2,049 0.7%
Richard Duffee Green 1,388 0.4%
2008 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Himes Democratic 12,260 87.0%
L. Lee Whitnum Democratic 1,840 13.0%
2010 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Himes Democrat 115,351 53.1%
Dan Debicella Republican 102,030 46.9%
2010 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dan Debicella Republican 16,494 59.9%
Rob Merkle Republican 6,578 23.9%
Rick Torres Republican 4,465 16.2%
2012 House
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Himes Democrat 175,929 60.0%
Steve Obsitnik Republican 117,503 40.0%
2014 House
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Himes Democrat 106,873 53.8%
Dan Debicella Republican 91,922 46.2%

Demographic Data

Population 728,616
Percentage White 73.9%
Percentage Black 12.2%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.3%
Percentage Asian 5.1%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.3%
Percentage Other Race 6.2%
 
Percentage Hispanic 18.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 63.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 11.3%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 2.8%
 
Median Household Income $82,174
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 39.6%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 9.6%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.0%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 14.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 40.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 43.2%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.9%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 47.2%
Percentage with a College Degree 49.2%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 46.3%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.2%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 6.6%
 
Percentage Married Couples 53.2%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 25.7%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 3:16pm April 13, 2018