Villano, Peter F.

District town: Hamden

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Election history: Villano won an open seat in 1992, succeeding Democrat Ron Smoko. In 2008, he was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party.

2008 general election

Peter F. Villano (D) 7,429 86 percent
Peter F. Villano (WF) 651 8 percent
David P. Aron (P*) 598 7 percent

*Petitioning candidate

Public financing: Neither candidate received public financing.

Background: Villano was an aide to U.S. Rep. Robert N. Giamo, D-3rd District, from 1971 to 1981. He was Hamden mayor from 1981 to 1995.

Committees: Aging, Appropriations, Finance

Education: BA, University of Pennsylvania

Occupation: Legislator

2008 Financial Disclosure: Villano reported no income other than his legislative salary. He and his wife, Florence Villano, own a home in Hamden. They own stock worth more than $5,000 New Alliance Bank.

Their only debt in excess of $10,000 is a mortgage to New Alliance Bank.

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.