District towns: Norwalk, Wilton
Election history: Reeves won an open seat in 2008, succeeding six-term Republican Toni Boucher, who was elected to the state Senate.
2008 general election
|Peggy Reeves (D)||6,349||53 percent|
|Susan A. Bruschi (R)||5,582||47 percent|
Public financing: Reeves and Bruschi each received $25,000 in public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program.
Reeves returned a surplus of $5,269.66; Bruschi, 962.56.
Background: Reeves was elected to the legislature after 30 years of community service. She was the Wilton registrar of voters from 1994 until 2008 and also led her local PTA and League of Women Voters. She is chairwoman of the Salvation Army’s Wilton Unit.
Committees: Government Administration and Elections, Judiciary, Transportation
Education: B.A., Connecticut College; J.D., Pace University Law School
2008 Financial Disclosure: Reeves reported income from the town of Wilton for her previous post as registrar of voters. Her spouse, Robert W. Reeves, had investment income and wages as a partner at the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood. She owns their home in Wilton.
Her busband’s extensive stock holdings include A.I.G., Anheuser Busch, AT&T, Boeing, Chesapeake Energy, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, General, Google, Electric, Hartford Financial Services, Microsoft, New York Times and Pfizer.
They had no debts in excess of $10,000.
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.