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Peter Villano
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 91
Former officeholder
In office
1993 - January 5, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter Villano was a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 91st District from 1993 to 2013. He served as the Deputy Majority Whip At Large.

Villano served as Mayor of the Town of Hamden from 1981-1985. He has also been a Legislative Liaison for the Department of Aging, Congressional Staff Member, Aide to New Haven Mayor Richard Lee, newspaper reporter, public relations consultant, Aide to Third District Congressman Robert N. Giaimo, and in the United States Navy.

Villano is a member of the American Museum of National History, Connecticut Audubon Society, Connecticut Nature Conservancy, Edgerton Garden Center, Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden Land Preservation Trust, Hamden Plains/Wintergreen Civic Association, National Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, North Edgehill Association, and Whitneyville Civic Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Villano served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Conservation and Development
  • Subcommittee on Human Services, Co-Chair
  • Subcommittee on Results-Based Accountability

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Villano served on these committees:

Elections

2012

Villano did not run for re-election in 2012.[2]

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Villano ran for re-election to the 91st District seat in 2010. He defeated Rosalie Cavanaugh (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 91 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Villano (D) 5,429
Rosalie Cavanaugh (R) 1,415

2008

On November 4, 2008, Villano won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 91st District, defeating David Aron (petitioning candidate). Villano received 8,080 votes in the election while Aron received 598 votes.[3] Villano raised $5,158 for his campaign; Aron raised $2,927.[4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 91
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Villano (D and WF) 8,080
David Aron (petitioning) 598

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Villano raised $47,352 in contributions.[5]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated 40,795 to his campaign.

Scorecards

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.[6]

2012

Villano received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Connecticut State House District 91
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Michael C. D'Agostino (D)