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Addo Bonetti Language Watch Edit Addo E Bonetti April 4 1926 June 6 2021 was an American politician and Marine who served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 175th and 65th districts from 1967 to 1979 as a member of the Democratic Party Prior to his political career he had served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II Addo BonettiMember of the Connecticut House of RepresentativesIn office 1967 1979Succeeded byJohn J MiscikoskiConstituency175th 1967 1973 65th 1973 1979 Personal detailsBorn 1926 04 04 April 4 1926 Torrington Connecticut U S DiedJune 6 2021 2021 06 06 aged 95 Political partyDemocraticSpouse s Lois E SjogrenMilitary serviceBranch service United States Marine CorpsBattles warsWorld War IIAwardsPurple Heart Bonetti was born in Torrington Connecticut and educated at Torrington High School After graduating from high school he served in the United States Marine Corps where he would be given the Purple Heart after being wounded at the Battle of Iwo Jima Following his service in the Marines he entered local politics in Torrington with campaigns for a seat on the Democratic Town Committee Board of Tax Review and town clerk He was elected to the state house from the 175th district and did not face significant opposition until the 1972 election In 1972 he and Representative John J Miscikoski were both drawn into the 65th district and Bonetti was initially defeated until the primary was invalidated and a new one was held in which Bonetti won He served in the state house until 1979 Bonetti died in 2021 Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Career 2 1 Local politics 2 2 Connecticut House of Representatives 2 2 1 Elections 2 2 2 Tenure 3 Later life 4 Political positions 4 1 Freedom of speech 4 2 Women s rights 4 3 Workers 5 Electoral history 6 See also 7 ReferencesEarly life and education EditAddo E Bonetti was born in Torrington Connecticut on April 4 1926 to Teresa Berti and Domenico Bonetti He graduated from Torrington High School On June 29 1944 he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and served during World War II During the war he was wounded after a grenade hit his helmet at the Battle of Iwo Jima on March 12 1945 and was given the Purple Heart on June 8 Bonetti was honorably discharged from the Marines on July 24 1946 He married Lois E Sjogren and stayed with her until her death in 1974 1 2 Career EditLocal politics Edit Bonetti ran for a seat on the Democratic Town Committee in Torrington as part of a rival slate to the slate endorsed by the Democratic Party in 1960 but lost and the slate of twenty four candidates Bonetti was in failed to win a single seat Bonetti was the member of the slate who received the highest number of votes 3 4 Bonetti was appointed to the Board of Tax Review to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Guido De Angelis who was appointed to a job at the Litchfield State Jail but Bonetti lost re election in 1961 4 5 Bonetti was elected with the Democratic nomination as one of thirty two justices of the peace in 1962 6 In 1965 he ran for town clerk with the endorsement of the Torrington Democratic Town Committee but lost to Fred Bruni 7 8 He was a member of the Young Democrats of America and served as the treasurer of the Torrington Young Democrats 9 10 He was selected to serve as a delegate to the Democratic Party of Connecticut s state convention in 1962 and 1968 11 12 Connecticut House of Representatives Edit Elections Edit During the 1966 election Bonetti ran for a seat in the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 175th district with the Democratic nomination and defeated Republican nominee John Cilfone 13 Bonetti reported no contributions or expenses during the campaign but the Citizens for Bonetti spent 431 on his behalf while Cilfone raised 92 and spent 92 14 He won reelection after defeating Republican nominee Joseph Perosino a member of the city council in the 1968 election 15 16 He defeated Republican nominee Cilfone in the 1970 election 17 Bonetti and Representative John J Miscikoski were both moved into the 65th district after legislative redistricting in 1972 The Torrington Democratic Town Committee voted fifty nine to two to not endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary 18 Bonetti was initially defeated in the primary by Miscikoski by one vote and a recount maintained Miscikoski s one vote victory 19 20 However Judge George Saden invalidated the primary and ordered a new one due to a Republican having mistakenly voted in the primary 21 Bonetti defeated Miscikoski in the second primary and won in the general election against Republican nominee Edwin R Chadwick 22 23 He defeated Republican nominee William T Barrante in the 1974 election 24 He won reelection in the 1976 election against Republican nominee George H Christian 25 Bonetti did not seek reelection in the 1978 election and the Torrington Democratic Town Committee endorsed Miscikoski 26 Miscikoski was elected to succeed him in the state house 27 Tenure Edit Bonetti supported Ella Grasso for the Democratic nomination during the 1974 gubernatorial election 28 In 1975 Speaker James J Kennelly appointed Bonetti to serve on the Finance Advisory Committee until March 17 1976 29 During his tenure he served as vice chair of the Appropriations committee 30 Later life EditBonetti considered running for mayor of Torrington in 1979 31 Bonetti was selected by the Services for the Elderly Commission to work as director of elderly services following the death of Edward Sullivan Although the commission recommended the appointment of Bonetti as director Mayor Michael J Conway appointed Margaret Murphy as director instead George P Avitabile the chair of the commission resigned in protest of the decision 32 33 Bonetti then worked as an aide for House Majority Leader John Groppo 34 Robert M Phalen the city clerk of Torrington announced that he would not seek reelection to a seventh term in 1981 after being fined 5 000 and given a suspended sentence of one year after not filing his federal income tax returns in 1977 35 Bonetti petitioned himself onto the ballot and defeated Frank Czapor who was endorsed by the Democratic Town Committee in the primary 36 37 He defeated Republican nominee Richard Zaharek in the general election 38 He won reelection in the 1985 election against Republican nominee Roger F Pollick and was the candidate who received the most votes in Torrington s city elections 39 He won reelection without opposition in 1989 40 Bonetti did not seek reelection and was replaced by Frank R Vitalo in 1992 41 During the 1986 gubernatorial election he supported Governor William A O Neill 42 During the 1995 Torrington mayoral election he supported Mary Jane Gryniuk and worked as a leader in her campaign 43 Bonetti died on June 6 2021 at the age of 95 1 Political positions EditFreedom of speech Edit Bonetti introduced legislation in 1969 which required the expulsion of college students or employees if they took part in a riot or a violent demonstration 44 45 Representative Audrey P Beck was the only legislator to oppose the legislation in committee 46 The legislation got through the Education committee after Bonetti presented a petition showing that the legislation had the support of 115 members of the state house 47 48 Women s rights Edit The state house voted 148 to 10 with Bonetti against in favor of an amendment to the Constitution of Connecticut which would prohibit discrimination based on sex in addition to the current listing of religion race color ancestry or national origin 49 The state house voted eighty three to seventy seven with Bonetti against on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment which was not enough votes to ratify the amendment 50 In 1972 the state house voted 120 to 49 with Bonetti in favor in favor of anti abortion legislation 51 The state house voted ninety nine to forty seven with Bonetti against to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in 1973 52 Workers Edit Bonetti supported the Committee to Stop the Strike which was an organization that opposed strikes being done at colleges 53 Bonetti voted in favor of reducing the work week of state employees to thirty five hours in 1967 but later stated that he regretted voting for it and introduced legislation to restore the forty hour work week for state employees in 1971 54 He introduced legislation which would freeze the hiring of state employees for two and a half years after Governor Thomas Meskill temporarily halted the hiring of state employees 55 Electoral history Edit1961 Torrington Connecticut Board of Tax Review election 5 Party Candidate Votes Republican Thomas G Zappula 7 598 27 35 Republican Alfred Avagliano 7 548 27 17 Democratic Addo Bonetti 6 362 22 90 Democratic Anthony DeBerardino 6 269 22 57 Total votes 27 777 100 00 1965 Torrington Connecticut town clerk election 8 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Thomas G Zappula 7 088 55 92 Democratic Addo Bonetti 5 588 44 08 Total votes 12 676 100 00 1966 Connecticut House of Representatives 175th district election 13 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti 3 777 58 80 Republican John Cilfone 2 647 41 20 Total votes 6 424 100 00 1968 Connecticut House of Representatives 175th district election 15 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 4 438 64 37 5 57 Republican Joseph Perosino 2 457 35 63 5 57 Total votes 6 895 100 00 1970 Connecticut House of Representatives 175th district election 17 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 4 011 61 77 2 60 Republican John Cilfone 2 482 38 23 2 60 Total votes 6 493 100 00 1972 Connecticut House of Representatives 65th district Democratic primary invalidated 19 Party Candidate Votes Democratic John J Miscikowski incumbent 1 040 50 02 Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 1 039 49 98 Total votes 2 079 100 00 1972 Connecticut House of Representatives 65th district Democratic primary 22 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 1 598 52 09 Democratic John J Miscikowski incumbent 1 470 47 91 Total votes 3 068 100 00 1972 Connecticut House of Representatives 65th district election 23 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 6 101 62 54 0 77 Republican Edwin R Chadwick 3 655 37 46 0 77 Total votes 9 756 100 00 1974 Connecticut House of Representatives 65th district election 23 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 5 291 70 51 7 97 Republican William T Barrante 2 213 29 49 7 97 Total votes 7 504 100 00 1976 Connecticut House of Representatives 65th district election 25 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 5 799 63 52 6 99 Republican George H Christian 3 330 36 48 6 99 Total votes 9 129 100 00 1981 Torrington Connecticut city clerk Democratic primary 37 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti 1 996 54 93 Democratic Frank Czapor 1 638 45 07 Total votes 3 634 100 00 1981 Torrington Connecticut city clerk election 38 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti 6 622 60 48 Republican Richard Zaharek 4 327 39 52 Total votes 10 949 100 00 1985 Torrington Connecticut city clerk election 38 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 6 777 63 60 3 12 Republican Roger F Pollick 3 879 36 40 3 12 Total votes 10 949 100 00 1989 Torrington Connecticut city clerk election 40 Party Candidate Votes Democratic Addo Bonetti incumbent 7 910 100 00 36 40 Total votes 7 910 100 00 See also EditList of close election resultsReferences Edit a b Addo E Bonetti Obituary Cook Funeral Home Archived from the original on June 9 2021 Mrs A E Bonetti Dies at 40 Wife Of Legislator Hartford Courant April 10 1974 p 5 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com 24 Democratic Insurgents Fail To Gain Voice On Town Committee Hartford Courant May 26 1960 p 8 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b Tax Review Board Hartford Courant November 17 1960 p 9 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b 1961 election results Hartford Courant October 3 1961 p 12 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Just a Breeze For These 32 Hartford Courant November 7 1962 p 13 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Mayor Daley Is Unanimously Endorsed by Town Committee Hartford Courant July 15 1965 p 17 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b 1965 election results Hartford Courant October 5 1965 p 11 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Gelormino Will Seek Third Term Hartford Courant June 23 1961 p 10 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Young Democrats Elect Officers Hartford Courant July 2 1964 p 9 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Town Committee Slates Win Two Lose One In Torrington Races Hartford Courant May 23 1962 p 14 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Delegates Named for Conventions Hartford Courant February 29 1968 p 15 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b 1966 election results PDF Secretary of the State of Connecticut p 100 Archived PDF from the original on May 14 2021 Political Agents File Reports of Election Expense Hartford Courant December 13 1966 p 12 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b 1968 election results PDF Secretary of the State of Connecticut p 59 Archived PDF from the original on May 13 2021 GOP Must Choose Second Candidate Hartford Courant August 29 1968 p 20 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b 1970 election results PDF Secretary of the State of Connecticut p 98 Archived PDF from the original on May 13 2021 Democrats Fail To Name Choice Hartford Courant September 6 1972 p 46 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b Miscikoski Defeats Bonnetti by One Vote Hartford Courant October 17 1972 p 16 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Primary Recount Still Leaves Questions Hartford Courant October 18 1972 p 12 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Judge Invalidates Primary Hartford Courant October 26 1972 p 23 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b Democrats Pick Bonetti To Run Hartford Courant November 2 1972 p 1 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b c 1972 election results PDF Secretary of the State of Connecticut p 41 Archived PDF from the original on May 13 2021 1974 election results PDF Secretary of the State of Connecticut p 60 Archived PDF from the original on May 13 2021 a b 1976 election results PDF Secretary of the State of Connecticut p 49 Archived PDF from the original on May 12 2021 Miscikowski Back in Bid As Democratic Nominee Hartford Courant August 3 1978 p 16 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com 1978 election results PDF Secretary of the State of Connecticut p 42 Archived PDF from the original on May 13 2021 Bonetti Voices Grasso Support Hartford Courant January 13 1974 p 11 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Bonetti Gets Finance Panel Appointment Hartford Courant March 1 1975 p 11 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Leaders name units in House The Journal December 20 1976 p 14 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com 2 More May Seek Mayoralty Hartford Courant July 19 1979 p 14 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Bonetti To Direct Services for Elderly Hartford Courant August 16 1980 p 24 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Dispute With Mayor Causes Resignation Hartford Courant October 22 1980 p 12 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Condominium Plans Disturb Torrington s Still Waters Hartford Courant May 3 1981 p 40 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com 3 Democrats Seek Town Clerk Post in Torrington Hartford Courant July 29 1981 p 40 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Raymond Fails To Get on Ballot For Torrington Clerk Position Hartford Courant August 19 1981 p 28 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b Bonetti Defeats Czapor in Torrington Race Hartford Courant September 9 1981 p 16 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b c Conway Wins in Torrington Hartford Courant November 4 1981 p 25 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Conway Wins in Torrington Hartford Courant November 6 1985 p 35 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com a b Torrington results Hartford Courant November 8 1989 p 232 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Retiring city clerk paid tribute as workers friend throw party Hartford Courant January 4 1992 p 135 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Conway Wins in Torrington Hartford Courant May 21 1986 p 4 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Torrington residents voted for change Hartford Courant November 9 1995 p 148 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Bonetti to Push for Bill Ousting Student Rioters Hartford Courant November 16 1968 p 10 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com College Riot Control Aim of New Bill Hartford Courant January 11 1969 p 7 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Student Riot Bills Strongly Supported Hartford Courant March 12 1969 p 7 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Two Controversial Bills Forced Out of Committee Naugatuck Daily News May 2 1969 p 3 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com House GOP Backs College Strife Bill Hartford Courant May 14 1969 p 3 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com House Votes Women s Rights Amendments Hartford Courant March 30 1972 p 13 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Equal Rights Vote Roll Call Hartford Courant April 10 1972 p 26 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com House Vote Listed On Antiabortion act Hartford Courant May 23 1972 p 20 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Representatives Roll Call Vote On Rights Amendment Is Listed Hartford Courant March 9 1973 p 8 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Anti Strike Group Preparing Suits Hartford Courant May 12 1970 p 15 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com State Employees Denounce 40 Hour Week Restoration Record Journal February 19 1971 p 5 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Bills Filed Hartford Courant January 21 1971 p 5 Archived from the original on June 9 2021 via Newspapers com Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Addo Bonetti amp oldid 1028474256, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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