Spallone, James F.

District towns: Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam

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Election history: Spallone won an open seat in 2000, succeeding Democrat Claire Sauer.

2008 general election

James F. Spallone (D) 8,710 68 percent
Nelson Struck (R) 4,093 32 percent

Public financing: Spallone qualified for $24,990 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned $5,185.71 to the state.

Background: Spallone is a former Democratic town chairman and former staff assistant to two Democratic national chairmen, Paul Kirk and Ronald Brown. His mother, Jeanne F. Spallone, was a state representative and probate judge, and his father Daniel F. Spallone was an Appellate Court judge.

Committees: Environment, Government Administration and Elections (co-chair), Judiciary

Education: B.A., Williams College; J.D., University of Connecticut.

Occupation: Lawyer, private practice.

2008 Financial Disclosure: Spallone reported outside income from the Law Offices of James F. Spallone and Gould, Larson, Bennet, Wells & McDonnell. His wife, Alix S. Walmsley, is a state employee. They own their home.

Spallone reported owning three retirement accounts.

He filed a confidential addendum listing a debt or debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to waive confidentiality, as allowed by law.

A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000.