District town: Waterbury
Election history: Butler won an open seat with 63 percent of the vote in 2006, succeeding Democrat Reginald Beamon.
2008 general election
|Larry B. Butler (D)||3,631||75 percent|
|Larry B. Butler (WF)||641||13 percent|
|Joseph W. Perugini Jr. (I)||600||12 percent|
Public financing: Butler qualified for $14,800 in public financing under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned a $1,268.57 surplus to the state.
Background: Butler was a five-term city alderman before his election to the General Assembly.
He is married and the father of two.
Committees: Finance, House, Human Services
Education: Central Connecticut State University.
Occupation: Computer software designer, DST Output
2008 Financial Disclosure: Butler reported outside income from DST Output. His wife, Jacqueline Butler, is a Waterbury school teacher. They own a home in Waterbury.
They own no securities.
Butler 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.