District town: Hamden
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|
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
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.