District town: Stamford
Election history: Leone won an open seat in 2002, succeeding five-term Democrat Anne B. McDonald. In 2008, his only opposition was a write-in candidate who got 8 votes.
2008 general election
|Carlo Leone (D)||5,686||100 percent|
|David Bedell (Write-in)||8||0 percent|
Public financing: Leone did not seek public financing for his campaign.
Background: Leone served as an alternate on the Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He was born in Cosennza, Italy.
He and his wife, Karen Leone, live in Stamford with their son.
Committees: Finance, Regulation Review, Transportation
Education: B.S., M.B.A., Sacred Heart University
Occupation: Financial analyst
2008 Financial Disclosure: Leone reported no wage income other than his legislative salary. He and his wife own shares in more than a dozen mutual funds and companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Newmont Mining. They own a home in Stamford.
Leone 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.