Vincent J. Candelora, Republican Candidate for State Representative

State Rep. Vin Candelora seeks reelection to office in November 2012.

General Information

Name : Mr. Vincent John Candelora
Also known as : Vinny
Age : 42
Place of residence : North Branford



Attended college : Yes
College : Connecticut College
Degree : B.A. Government and Economics
Year of graduation : 1992

Grad school

Ph D.

University : Dickinson School of Law at Penn State
Area of research : Juris Doctorate-Law
Year of graduation : 1995

Employment Information

Job titles held : NA
Employers : Taconic Wire

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: State office
Running for position: State Represenative
Chamber/district: 86
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 07 November 2006
Previous elective offices : North Branford Town Council 2000-2007
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None

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Other facts

In my three terms of service, I have advocated for efficiencies in government and supported measures to bring greater accountability to government financial reporting. I serve as a co-chairman of the Assembly’s Long-Island Sound Caucus and Manufacturers Caucus. In 2011, I was appointed by House Republican Leader Lawrence F. Cafero to be one of two Deputy House Republican Leaders. I serve on the Planning and Development Committee, Regulation Review Committee, Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee, Legislative Management Committee and Finance Revenue and Bonding Commission. I am active in my community with my wife, Carolyn and three children. I enjoy coaching all three of them in basketball and little league baseball. I have served as President of North Branford’s Chamber of Commerce, President of the North Branford Rotary Club, Vice Chair of the North Branford Zoning Board of Appeals, and Treasurer to the Republican Town Committee. I am active member with St. Augustine Church where I served two terms on the Parish Counsel, one year as President. I work at Taconic Wire, a stitching wire manufacturing business and operate the Connecticut Sportsplex, both family owned businesses. Prior to this, I practiced municipal and transactional law with Susman, Duffy, & Segaloff, PC in New Haven and served as law clerk to the Honorable Antoinette L. Dupont, former Chief Judge of the Appellate Court of Connecticut.


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