Reed, Lonnie

District towns: Branford

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Election history: Reed was elected without opposition to an open seat in 2008, succeeding six-term Democrat Peter J. Panaroni Jr.

2008 general election

Lonnie Reed (D) 7,854 100 percent


Public financing: Reed received $7,500 in public financing for her campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. She returned $2,217.52 in surplus funds.

Background: Reed is a former television reporter and anchor at WFSB in Hartford and WNEW in New York. She owns a television and film production company.

Committees: Energy and Technology, General Law, Planning and Development

Education: B.A., Whitman College; University of Washington

Occupation: Owner, LRP Inc.

2008 Financial Disclosure: Reed reported income from LRP Inc., her television and film production business. She owns a home in Branford.

She is a vice president of the board of directors of Branford Community Television.

Her extensive stock holdings include McDonalds, Wal-Mart, General Electric, United Technologies, Google, Adobe, Cisco and Nokia.

She disclosed a debt in excess of $10,000 to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

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.