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LARSON, JOHN B, Democratic Party
Connecticut

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $15,895.89

Average cost per trip - $1,986.99
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 350 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Amistad America, Inc.
Dates - March 23, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ledyard, CT - Mystic Seaport, CT

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse, leslie

Travel Cost - $555.28
Lodging Cost - $336.00
Meal Cost - $427.71
Other Cost - $21.00
Total Cost - $1,339.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring educational retreat
Notes - spouse, leslie best

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost - $396.00
Meal Cost - $286.00
Other Cost - $50.20
Total Cost - $1,152.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - to learn more about the securities markets and financial services
Notes -

Travel Cost - $659.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $241.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,082.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Leslie, children Carolyn, Laura, Raymond

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - State Legislative Leaders Foundation
Dates - March 14, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech at educational conference on energy issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,126.50
Lodging Cost - $981.00
Meal Cost - $430.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,537.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring retreat
Notes - accompanied by spouse Leslie B. Larson. Other expenses include gifts

Travel Cost - $1,057.46
Lodging Cost - $829.20
Meal Cost - $488.50
Other Cost - $90.68
Total Cost - $2,465.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Spouse Leslie and children Carolyn, Laura and Raymond accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $1,608.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,783.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Spring retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Island, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,955.36

Additional family members - Yes

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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

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