Perillo, Jason D.

District town: Shelton

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Election history: Perillo was elected October 9, 2007 in a special election to fill the vacancy left by the death of Republican Richard O. Belden. In 2008, Perillo was unopposed.

2008 general election

Jason D. Perillo (R) 7,847 100 percent


Public financing: Perillo received $7,500 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned a surplus of $903.65.

Background: Perillo was the chief of Shelton’s Echo Hose Ambulance from 2004 to 2008 and served on the city’s Board of Aldermen. He succeeds Belden, who was elected in 1974 and was the senior House member.

Committees: Appropriations, Environment, Public Safety (ranking member)

Education: B.A., Georgetown University; M.P.A., Harvard University; M.B.A., Boston College

Occupation: Director, Valley Emergency Medical Services

2008 Financial Disclosure: Perillo reported income from Valley Emergency, a job he intends to leave after a transition period later this year. His wife, Rebecca Perillo, is employed by Yale University. They own a home in Shelton.

They owned no securities worth more than the reporting threshold of $5,000.

They have debts in excess of $10,000 to Sallie Mae, Bank of America and Citibank.

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.