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Record and controversies
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Courtney was born on April 6, 1953 in Hartford, Conn. He received a bachelors degree from Tufts University in 1975, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1978. Courtney served as a state representative from Vernon, Connecticut, representing Connecticut's 56th district from 1987 to 1994. In 1998, he made an unsuccessful bid for Lieutenant Governor. Courtney ran for Congress against incumbent Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) in 2002, and is trying to unseat Simmons again in 2006. .
He is a partner in the law firm Courtney, Boyan & Foran, and also serves as Town Attorney in Vernon.
Courtney and his wife Aubrey have two children.
Courtney's election contest against Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) was very close, with Courtney leading by less than 200 votes following an initial count, and less than 100 after a counting error was detected. This count did not include provisional ballots.  Following a final recount, Courtney was declared the winner by less than 100 votes. 
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Money in politics
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- Revolving door profile for Joe Courtney from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Joe Courtney from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Joe Courtney from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness
- Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
- House Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Readiness
- Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces
More Background Data
2 Courthouse Square , Fifth Floor
Norwich , CT 06360
(860) 886-2974 fax
Articles and resources
- Joe Courtney, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Health Employment Labor and Pensions,|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
|First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Connecticut General Assembly,
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Date of Birth: April 6, 1953