Butler, Larry B.

District town: Waterbury

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Election history: Butler won an open seat with 63 percent of the vote in 2006, succeeding Democrat Reginald Beamon.

2008 general election

Larry B. Butler (D) 3,631 75 percent
Larry B. Butler (WF) 641 13 percent
Joseph W. Perugini Jr. (I) 600 12 percent

Public financing: Butler qualified for $14,800 in public financing under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned a $1,268.57 surplus to the state.

Background: Butler was a five-term city alderman before his election to the General Assembly.

He is married and the father of two.

Committees: Finance, House, Human Services

Education: Central Connecticut State University.

Occupation: Computer software designer, DST Output

2008 Financial Disclosure: Butler reported outside income from DST Output. His wife, Jacqueline Butler, is a Waterbury school teacher. They own a home in Waterbury.

They own no securities.

Butler filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to release the addendum, as is his choice under the 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. They also are required to file an addendum in which they report any debt of more than $10,000; this may by law be kept confidential.