Jason Rojas

Position
State Representative
District
9th District: East Hartford, Manchester
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Committees
Education; Finance, Revenue and Bonding; Planning and Development
Previous Positions
East Hartford Town Council, East Hartford Board of Education
Education
B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Trinity College
Occupation
College administrator
Public Financing
Yes
Jason Rojas, a Democrat, voted against the tax increase successfully sought by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2011 to help erase a $3.6 bilion projected deficit. In 2010, Rojas won his seat with 55 percent of the vote in a district that then included parts of Manchester and Glastonbury, whose interests do not always coincide with Rojas' hometown of East Hartford. He has bucked the party before. He voted for the Sustinet health bill, then switched to support the veto of Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

Redistricting made Rojas' district safer for a Democrat, shedding Glastonbury before the 2012 election.

Rojas briefly explored trying to become co-chair of FInance for 2015, but withdrew from consideration after taking a more demanding job outside the Capitol. He was named a deputy majority leader for the 2015-2016 session. He served on the Board of Education and Town Council in East Hartford.

Rojas lives in East Hartford with his wife, Sarah, and their three children.
Election history
Rojas won an open seat in 2008, succeeding five-term Democrat Christopher R. Stone. He had an 82-vote victory in a Democratic primary, then an easier win in the general election. He won by more than a 5-1 margin over his only opponent, a member of the Libertarian Party.
Most recent election
Jason Rojas D 7224
Richard Lion L 1070
Financial disclosure
In a Statement of Financial Interest filed in 2014, Rojas reported outside wages from Trinity College. He reported owning no securities worth more than $5,000.
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