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Chris Perone

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Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives (2017 - Present)

Connecticut State House, District 137 (2005 - Present)

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Personal Details

Education

  • Associate's, Commercial/Advertising Art, Cazenovia College
  • MBA, University of Connecticut, 2012-2014
  • BFA, Advertising, Advertising Syracuse University, 1990

Professional Experience

  • Associate's, Commercial/Advertising Art, Cazenovia College
  • MBA, University of Connecticut, 2012-2014
  • BFA, Advertising, Advertising Syracuse University, 1990
  • Associate Creative Director, Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB) Global, 1996-2003
  • Senior Art Director, Ammirati Puris Lintas, 1992-1996

Political Experience

  • Associate's, Commercial/Advertising Art, Cazenovia College
  • MBA, University of Connecticut, 2012-2014
  • BFA, Advertising, Advertising Syracuse University, 1990
  • Associate Creative Director, Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB) Global, 1996-2003
  • Senior Art Director, Ammirati Puris Lintas, 1992-1996
  • Deputy Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2019-present
  • Representative, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 137, 2005-present
  • Former Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Norwalk Common Council, District D
  • Candidate, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 137, 2018
  • Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2017-2018
  • Former Deputy Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2010-2012

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Co-Chair, Commerce Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Member, Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on General Government A, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on General Government B, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Human Services, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Appropriations

Member, Energy and Technology

Member, Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Member, Judicial and Corrections Subcommittee

Member, Subcommittee on Regulation and Protection

Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Transportation

Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Transportation Bonding

Member, Transportation

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Associate's, Commercial/Advertising Art, Cazenovia College
  • MBA, University of Connecticut, 2012-2014
  • BFA, Advertising, Advertising Syracuse University, 1990
  • Associate Creative Director, Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB) Global, 1996-2003
  • Senior Art Director, Ammirati Puris Lintas, 1992-1996
  • Deputy Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2019-present
  • Representative, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 137, 2005-present
  • Former Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Norwalk Common Council, District D
  • Candidate, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 137, 2018
  • Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2017-2018
  • Former Deputy Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2010-2012
  • Founder, Connecticut Broadband Internet Coordinating Council
  • Former Member, Lockwood Matthew’s Mansion Restoration Committee
  • Member, Norwalk Democrats
  • Former Board Member, Norwalk Education Foundation
  • Former Member, Norwalk Land Trust
  • Board Member, Southwestern Regional Planning Association (SWRPA)
  • Co-Chair, Task Force on State and Local Taxation, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2013-2017
  • Co-Chair, Leveraging Information Technology Investments to Strengthen Government, 2013-2014
  • Co-Chair, Communications, Finance, and Interstate Commerce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2009-2011

Other Info

— Awards:

  • New York Festivals World Medal: Silver, The New York Festivals, March 1998

    Caples Awards: Gold, Caples Awards, April 1998

    ECHO: Bronze, DMA - ECHO, 2000

    Effie Award: Gold, EFFIE Worldwide,2000

    Effie: Silver, Effie Worldwide, 2001

    Champion of Small Business, National Coalition for Capital, August 2012

    Champion of Small Business, National Coalition for Capital, August 2014

    Certificate of appreciation, Connecticut State Medical Society, September 2015

Policy Positions

Connecticut State Legislative Election 2004 National Political Awareness Test

Legislative Priorities

Please explain in a total of 75 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
- The three main issues confronting the state over the next several years are going to be Education, Property Taxes, and Transportation.

Campaign Finance and Government Reform

1. Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
- Yes

2. Do you support adopting statewide standards for counting, verifying, and ensuring accuracy of votes?
- Yes

3. Do you support prohibiting the reporting of media exit polling results until all polling locations in Connecticut are closed?
- Yes

4. Should Connecticut recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
- Yes

5. Should Connecticut restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?
- Undecided

6. Should Connecticut recognize same-sex marriages recognized in another state?
- Undecided

7. Should Connecticut recognize same-sex civil unions recognized in another state?
- Yes

8. Should Connecticut allow smoking in designated rooms in restaurants and bars?
- No

9. Should courts be allowed to revoke or reduce any retirement benefits for Connecticut officials who commit crimes in office?
- Yes

10. Should Connecticut create a statewide ethics code for municipal officials?
- Yes

11. Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
- Yes

12. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Abortion

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.

1. Abortions should always be legal.
- X

2. Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
- No Answer

3. Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
- No Answer

4. Abortions should always be illegal.
- No Answer

5. Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
- No Answer

6. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

7. Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
- No Answer

Crime

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.

1. Increase funding for state and local emergency agencies to prevent and to respond to terrorist attacks.
- X

2. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

3. Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
- X

4. End parole for repeat violent offenders.
- X

5. Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
- No Answer

6. Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
- X

7. Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
- X

8. Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
- No Answer

9. Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
- X

10. Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
- X

11. Support the death penalty in Connecticut.
- No Answer

12. Support sending inmates to out-of-state prisons in order to reduce prison crowding.
- No Answer

Education

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.

1. Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any public school.
- No Answer

2. Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school.
- No Answer

3. Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
- No Answer

4. Support teacher testing and reward with merit pay.
- X

5. Endorse voluntary prayer in public schools.
- No Answer

6. Increase funding for Head Start programs.
- X

7. Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
- No Answer

8. Support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods.
- X

9. Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
- No Answer

10. Increase state funds for hiring additional teachers.
- X

11. Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
- X

12. Require public schools to administer high school exit exams.
- No Answer

13. Support national standards and testing of public school students.
- No Answer

14. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Employment and Affirmative Action

Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.

1. Increase funding for state job-training programs that re-train displaced workers and teach skills needed in today's job market.
- X

2. Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.
- X

3. Bar businesses that outsource jobs from receiving government contracts and tax breaks.
- No Answer

4. Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
- No Answer

5. Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for children in low-income working families.
- X

6. Increase state funds to provide child care for children in low-income working families.
- No Answer

7. Increase the state minimum wage.
- No Answer

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Gun

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.

1. Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- X

2. Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- No Answer

3. Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- No Answer

4. Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
- No Answer

5. Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
- X

6. Require a license for gun possession.
- X

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

8. Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
- X

Health

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health.

1. Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.
- X

2. Allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes.
- No Answer

3. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

4. Cap the amount of non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
- No Answer

5. Encourage embryonic stem cell research in Connecticut.
- X

6. Legalize physician assisted suicide in Connecticut.
- No Answer

7. Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
- No Answer

8. Support patients' right to sue their HMOs.
- X

9. Support patients' right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied.
- X

10. Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
- No Answer

Campaign Finance and Government Reform

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.

1. Do you support limiting the number of terms for Connecticut governors?
- No

2. Do you support limiting the number of terms for Connecticut state senators and representatives?
- No

Environment and Energy

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.

1. Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
- X

2. Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused, or abandoned.
- X

3. Support funding for open space preservation.
- X

4. Enact environmental regulations even if they are stricter than federal law.
- X

5. Support increased production of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, and oil).
- No Answer

6. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Budget, Spending, and Tax

State Budget: Indicate the funding levels (#1-6) you will support for the following general categories. Select one level per category.

1. Education (higher)
- Maintain Status

2. Education (K-12)
- Greatly Increase

3. Environment
- Maintain Status

4. Health care
- Greatly Increase

5. Law enforcement
- Slightly Increase

6. Transportation and highway infrastructure
- Slightly Increase

7. Welfare
- Maintain Status

8. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels (#1-6) you will support. Select one level per tax.

1. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

2. Alcohol taxes
- No Answer

3. Cigarette taxes
- No Answer

4. Corporate taxes
- No Answer

5. Gasoline taxes
- No Answer

6. Property taxes
- No Answer

7. Sales taxes
- No Answer

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

9. Vehicle taxes
- No Answer

10. Estate taxes
- No Answer

11. Do you support increased taxes to pay for improvements to Connecticut's commuter rail system?
- No

12. Do you support increased fares to pay for improvements to Connecticut's commuter rail system?
- No

13. Do you support bonding to pay for improvements to Connecticut's commuter rail system?
- Yes

14. Capital gains taxes
- No Answer

15. Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)
- No Answer

16. Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)
- No Answer

17. Should Internet sales be taxed?
- No

Campaign Finance and Government Reform

Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative and gubernatorial candidates?

1. PAC
- Yes

2. Political Parties
- Yes

3. Individual
- Yes

4. Corporate
- Yes

Welfare and Poverty

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare and poverty.

1. Support current limits on benefits given to recipients if they have additional children while on welfare.
- X

2. Support increased work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients.
- X

3. Increase funding for employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
- X

4. Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
- No Answer

5. Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
- No Answer

6. Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to extend health and child care subsidies to the working poor.
- X

7. Support marriage promotion programs for welfare recipients.
- No Answer

8. Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
- No Answer

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Employment and Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agencies' decisions on:

1. Public employment
- Yes

2. State contracting
- Yes

3. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

4. State college and university admissions
- Yes

Speeches
Events

2020

Jan. 27
Town Hall

Mon 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Norwalk Community College Norwalk, CT

Dec. 17
Addressing the Costs of Prescription Drugs

Tue 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Norwalk Senior Center Norwalk, CT