District towns: Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam
Election history: Spallone won an open seat in 2000, succeeding Democrat Claire Sauer.
2008 general election
|James F. Spallone (D)||8,710||68 percent|
|Nelson Struck (R)||4,093||32 percent|
Public financing: Spallone qualified for $24,990 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned $5,185.71 to the state.
Background: Spallone is a former Democratic town chairman and former staff assistant to two Democratic national chairmen, Paul Kirk and Ronald Brown. His mother, Jeanne F. Spallone, was a state representative and probate judge, and his father Daniel F. Spallone was an Appellate Court judge.
Committees: Environment, Government Administration and Elections (co-chair), Judiciary
Education: B.A., Williams College; J.D., University of Connecticut.
Occupation: Lawyer, private practice.
2008 Financial Disclosure: Spallone reported outside income from the Law Offices of James F. Spallone and Gould, Larson, Bennet, Wells & McDonnell. His wife, Alix S. Walmsley, is a state employee. They own their home.
Spallone reported owning three retirement accounts.
He filed a confidential addendum listing a debt or debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to waive confidentiality, as allowed by 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.