District town: Westport
Election history: Mioli unseated four-term Republican G. Kenneth Bernhard in 2004, winning by 364 votes.
2008 general election
|Joseph S. Mioli (D)
|Nitzy Cohen (R)
Public financing: Mioli and Cohen each received public financing for their campaigns: Mioli, $24,711.60; Cohen, $24,983.85. Cohen returned a surplus of $16.18.
Background: Mioli was a member of the Representative Town Meeting in Westport. He was born and educated in Italy.
Commitees: Children, Commerce, Transportation
Education: Liceo Classico
2008 Financial Disclosure: Mioli reported rental income on two condominiums in Fairfield and one commercial property in Westport.
Mioli voluntarily disclosed an addendum listing mortgages in excess of $10,000 to Washington Mutual and JP Morgan Chase.
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.