Stripp, John E.

District towns: Easton, Redding, Weston

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Election history: Stripp was elected in 1992, succeeding eight-term Republican Alice V. Meyer. In 2008, his only opposition came from the Green Party.

2008 general election

John E. Stripp (R) 8,139 82 percent
Remy G. Chevalier (G*) 1,782 18 percent


Public financing: Stripp received $15,000 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned a surplus of $2,163.47.

Background: Stripp was active in local politics for 20 years, serving on the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen.

Committees: Appropriations, Banks (ranking member), Commerce

Education: B.S., Pratt Institute; M.S., Columbia University; Bank executives program, Harvard University

Occupation: Vice president, Fairfield County Bank

2008 Financial Disclosure: Stripp reported income from the Fairfield County Bank. His wife, Judith Stripp, had income as paralegal for an attorney, Brad M. Aron. He and his wife own a home in Weston.

Stripp reported owning a half-dozen mutual funds

He 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.