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Connecticut, State House, District 137

Connecticut House of Representatives District 137
Current incumbentChris Perone Democratic Party

Connecticut’s hundred-and-thirty-seventh state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Chris Perone.

Connecticut state legislators represent an average of 23,670 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 22,553 residents.

About the office

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Connecticut legislators assume office the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election.

Qualifications

Article III, Section 4 of the Connecticut Constitution states: "The house of representatives shall consist of not less than one hundred twenty-five and not more than two hundred twenty-five members, each of whom shall be an elector residing in the assembly district from which he is elected. Each assembly district shall be contiguous as to territory and shall elect no more than one representative. For the purpose of forming assembly districts no town shall be divided except for the purpose of forming assembly districts wholly within the town."

Salaries

State legislators
SalaryPer diem
$28,000/yearNo per diem is paid.

Vacancies

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happened. All special elections must be held no later than 46 days after a governor's declaration. If the vacancy happened with less than 125 days left before the general election, the special election must be held on the same day as the general election. No election can be called by the governor if the vacancy happened with less than 49 days left before the general election.

Elections

2020

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives will take place in 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 11, 2020. The filing deadline is June 9, 2020.

2018

General election
General election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 137

Incumbent Chris Perone (D) defeated Frank Page (R) in the general election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 137 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Chris Perone (D)
69.3
6,323

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Frank Page (R)
30.7
2,800

Total votes: 9,123
Democratic primary election

The primary elections were canceled.

Republican primary election

The primary elections were canceled.

2016

Elections for the Connecticut House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on August 9, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was June 7, 2016.

Incumbent Chris Perone defeated Darline Perpignan in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 137 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 137 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Chris Perone Incumbent 67.28% 6,777
Republican Darline Perpignan 32.72% 3,296
Total Votes 10,073
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Incumbent Chris Perone ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 137 Democratic primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 137 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Chris Perone Incumbent (unopposed)
Darline Perpignan ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 137 Republican primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 137 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Darline Perpignan (unopposed)

2014

Elections for the Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Chris Perone defeated David A. Watts in the Democratic primary, while Arthur Scialabba was unopposed in the Republican primary. Perone defeated Scialabba in the general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 137 General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Perone Incumbent 63.7% 3,718
Republican Arthur Scialabba 31.9% 1,860
Working Families Chris Perone Incumbent 4.5% 260
Total Votes 5,838

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 137 Democratic Primary, 2014

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Perone Incumbent 63.9% 502
David Watts 36.1% 284
Total Votes 786

2012

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2012. A total of 151 seats were up for election in 2012. Incumbent Chris Perone defeated Joanne Romano (R) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the August 14 primary elections.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 137, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Perone Incumbent 67.2% 5,974
Republican Joanne T. Romano 32.8% 2,918
Total Votes 8,892

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for Connecticut House of Representatives District 137 raised a total of $370,928. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,523 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut House of Representatives District 137

Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $67,598 2 $33,799
2014 $8,282 3 $2,761
2012 $64,780 2 $32,390
2010 $9,549 2 $4,775
2008 $60,130 2 $30,065
2006 $27,578 2 $13,789
2004 $35,022 2 $17,511
2002 $80,746 2 $40,373
2000 $17,243 2 $8,622
Total $370,928 19 $19,523