Frey, John H.

District town: Ridgefield

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Election history: Frey was elected without opposition to an open seat in 1998.

2008 general election

John H. Frey (R)
61 percent
Di Masters (D)
t39 percent

Public financing: Frey ($25,000) and Masters ($24,500) each received public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program. Masters returned a surplus of $803.39.

Noted: Frey is a member of the Republican National Committee.

Committees: Aging (ranking member), Banks, Finance

Education: Western Connecticut State University

Occupation: Self-employed real estate broker, Ridgefield Realty Group

2008 Financial Disclosure: Frey reported income from his real-estate business. He owns a home in Ridgefield and a property in Wilmington, Vt.

He owns stock in 10 companies, including Apple, Google, Netflix, Costco and three giants with state connections, General Electric, United Technologies and General Dynamics.

Frey 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.