District town: Norwalk
Election history: Perone won an open seat in 2004, succeeding Democrat Bob Duff, who was elected to the State Senate. In 2008, Perone was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party.
2008 general election
|Chris Perone (D)
|Chris Perone (WF)
|Ellen Gamer Wink (R)
Public financing: Perone received $24,700 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program and returned a surplus of $467.16.
Wink received $25,000 and returned $147.26.
Background: Perone voted with the Democratic majority on nearly every high-profile fiscal and social issue. An exception was his opposition in 2007 to the legalization of medical marijuana.
He was a member of the Norwalk Common Council from 2001 to 2003.
He is married and has one son.
Commitees: Commerce, Finance, Transportation
Education: B.F.A., Syracuse University
Occupation: Marketing consultant
Financial disclosure: Perone reported income from a company called Unit 7. He and his wife, Christy Perone, own a home in Norwalk. He reported owning “various” securities without providing further details.
He voluntarily disclosed a debt of more than $10,000 to Wells Fargo 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. 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.