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John B. LarsonDEMDemocrat United States Representative, CT-1
74
Years of Age
27
Years of Experience
CTResidence (state)

John Barry Larson (born July 22, 1948) is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district since 1999. The district is based in the state capital, Hartford. A member of the Democratic Party, Larson chaired the House Democratic Caucus during the 111th and 112th United States Congress.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$1,604,275
Total Raised
$1,669,104
Total Spent
$368,828
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Insurance$260,774
38%
Securities & Investment$101,350
37%
Health Professionals$96,800
29%
Real Estate$76,150
25%
Defense Aerospace$64,850
22%
Public Sector Unions$57,500
20%
Lawyers/Law Firms$53,081
18%
Health Services/HMOs$46,500
16%
Building Trade Unions$42,700
15%
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$39,200
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Central Connecticut State University
Bachelor of Arts
1971
East Hartford High School
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Chair
Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives
2008 - 2010
Vice Chair
Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives
2006 - 2008
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Connecticut
1999 - Current
President Pro Tempore
Connecticut State Senate
1987 - 1995
Senator
Connecticut State Senate
1983 - 1995
Member
East Hartford Town Council
1979 - 1983
Insurance Company Executive
Larson and Lysik
1977 - 1990
Former Senior Fellow
Yale Bush Center for Child Development
Former Teacher
George J. Penney High School
Other Experience1 - 21 of 21
Founder
ConneCT96 Project
1996
Member
East Hartford Board of Education
1977 - 1979
Chair, Task Force on Election Reform
Co-Chair
Former State Legislative Leaders Working Group
Founder
House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition
Member
Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
Member
New Democrat Coalition
Member
Liveable Communities Task Force
Member
National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization
Member
Coalition for Autism Research and Education
Chairperson
Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Current
Member
Ways and Means Committee, United States House of Representatives
Current
Member
Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Current
Co-Chair, Congressional Joint Strike Fighter Caucus
2013
Founder
Tactical Air Caucus
Member
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Co-Chair
Digital Divide Caucus
Former Chair
Minority Caucus, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Ethics Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Tax Policy Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Member
Democratic Steering Committee