Perone, Chris

District town: Norwalk

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Election history: Perone won an open seat in 2004, succeeding Democrat Bob Duff, who was elected to the State Senate. In 2008, Perone was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party.

2008 general election

Chris Perone (D)
6,082 67 percent
Chris Perone (WF)
437 5 percent
Ellen Gamer Wink (R)
28 percent

Public financing: Perone received $24,700 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program and returned a surplus of $467.16.

Wink received $25,000 and returned $147.26.

Background: Perone voted with the Democratic majority on nearly every high-profile fiscal and social issue. An exception was his opposition in 2007 to the legalization of medical marijuana.

He was a member of the Norwalk Common Council from 2001 to 2003.

He is married and has one son.

Commitees: Commerce, Finance, Transportation

Education: B.F.A., Syracuse University

Occupation: Marketing consultant

Financial disclosure: Perone reported income from a company called Unit 7. He and his wife, Christy Perone, own a home in Norwalk. He reported owning “various” securities without providing further details.

He voluntarily disclosed a debt of more than $10,000 to Wells Fargo Mortgage.

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.