|Connecticut State Senate District 27|
|February 22, 2011-Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||February 22, 2011|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Connecticut House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Sacred Heart University|
|Master's||Sacred Heart University|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Years of service||1981-1987|
Leone previously served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 148th District from 2003 to 2011. He was the Deputy Majority Whip.
Leone served in the United States Air Force from 1981-1987, and was a Financial Analyst/Control Specialist with the Xerox Corporation. He is a member of the Figli di Rose (Sons of Rose) Italian Club, Stamford Citizen Patrol Program, and mentor with the New Canaan Horizon Program.
Leone's 2011 special election campaign site emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:
- Community Investment & Public Safety: "Carlo has been involved in passing key legislation during his tenure, such as the $3.5 billion investment in the Transportation Improvement Initiative, legislation creating film tax credits allowing for the growth of the entertainment industry in Connecticut, the establishment of special taxing districts for municipalities to fund the cleanup of contaminated sites for the benefit of the community to foster smart growth and economic development, and also fire sprinkler legislation that was passed in response to the disastrous 2003 fires in Rhode Island and Hartford."
- Veterans: "He also has been an active proponent of legislation supporting veterans, including the successful passage of a bill regarding free tuition for surviving members of veterans killed in action."
- Commerce: "He is a former member of the Commerce Committee and the Energy & Technology Committee, and the valuable experience has enabled him to broaden his knowledge of the issues important to his constituents and state. In March 2003, he was appointed and continues to serve on the Communications Technology and Interstate Commerce Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Leone served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Banks, Chair|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
|• Veterans' Affairs, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Leone served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
|• General Law, Vice Chair|
|• Veterans' Affairs, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leone served on these committees while a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Finance, Revenue, and Bonding|
|• Regulations Review|
- See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012
Leone ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 27. Leone ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Barry Michelson (R) and Ronald Sala (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Connecticut State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Carlo Leone Incumbent||61.5%||19,834|
|Green||Ronald W. Sala||1.5%||497|
Leone ran for re-election to the 148th District seat in 2010. He defeated Phil Balestriere (R) in the November 2 general election.
On November 4, 2008, Leone won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 148th District, defeating David Bedell (write-in). Leone received 5,686 votes in the election while Bedell received 8 votes. Leone raised $5,694 for his campaign.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 148|
|Carlo Leone (D)||5,686|
|David Bedell (write-in)||8|
Comprehensive donor information for Leone is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Leone raised a total of $321,279 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.
|Carlo Leone's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut State Senate, District 27||$107,996|
|2011||Connecticut State Senate, District 27||$98,332|
|2010||Connecticut State House, District 27||$33,159|
|2008||Connecticut State House, District 148||$5,694|
|2006||Connecticut State House, District 148||$21,403|
|2004||Connecticut State House, District 148||$31,867|
|2002||Connecticut State House, District 148||$22,828|
|Grand Total Raised||$321,279|
2012Leone won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Leone raised a total of $107,996.
|Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Carlo Leone's campaign in 2012|
|Cacace, Michael J||$200|
|Nanos, Peter C||$100|
|Shapiro, Madeline B||$100|
|Redniss, Richard W||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$107,996|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
- See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.
Leone received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 15 others for the lowest score among the 36 scored members of the Connecticut Senate. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.
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- State Sen. Carlo Leone Joins Malloy In Honoring Connecticut Veterans - The Daily Voice
- Honoring Beloved Teacher Leslie Padilla - It's Relevant: Stamford
- Veteran unemployment still high in Conn. - The Advocate
- Services improved for state's veterans - The Darien News
- Stamford Honors Veterans - It's Relevant: New Canaan
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Leone and his wife Karen have one child.
Email: To email the campaign use the form located here.
- Campaign website
- Campaign Facebook Profile
- Connecticut Democratic Party Candidate List
- Connecticut House Democrats - Rep. Carlo Leone
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- ↑ Connecticut Mirror "Democrats win 7 of 9 elections," February 22, 2011
- ↑ CT Post, "Special elections mean more expenses, more rhetoric," January 9, 2011
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Leone
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate List" Accessed June 18, 2012
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 17, 2012
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State, Election Results
- ↑ Connecticut House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 148 Connecticut House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Carlo Leone," Accessed September 17, 2013
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
Andrew McDonald (D)
|Connecticut State Senate - District 27
| Succeeded by|
|Connecticut State House District 148
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