District towns: Middlebury, Waterbury
Election history: D’Amelio won the seat in a special election in January 1996, succeeding Republican Philip A. Giordano, who resigned to become mayor of Waterbury.
2008 general election
|Anthony J. D’Amelio (R)||5,563||52 percent|
|Stephen R. Ferrucci (D)||3,511||33 percent|
|Stephen R. Ferrucci (WF)||267||3 percent|
|Arthur J. Denze Sr. (Ind)||1,271||12 percent|
Public financing: All three qualified for public financing: D’Amelio, $24,960; Ferrucci, $24,990; and Denze, $25,000. They returned small surpluses: D’Amelio, $1,489.36; Ferrucci, $3,921.79; and Denze, $1,331.89.
Background: D’Amelio served on the Waterbury Board of Education and Board of Aldermen.
Committees: General Law, Insurance (ranking member); Public Safety
Education: Waterbury Public Schools
Occupation: Realtor, restaurant owner
2008 Financial Disclosure: D’Amelio reported outside income from his limited liability corporation, Five Capital Realty, which owns rental properties in Waterbury, and the restaurant and bar he co-owns, Paisano’s. His wife, Joanne D’Amelio, owns their home in Waterbury.
He and his wife each have an IRA.
D’Amerlio 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.