Carlo Leone

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Carlo Leone
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Connecticut State Senate District 27
In office
February 22, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 22, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives
Bachelor'sSacred Heart University
Master'sSacred Heart University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1981-1987
ProfessionFinancial analyst
Office website
Campaign website
Carlo Leone is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 27 since winning a special election on February 22, 2011.[1] Leone ran to fill the vacancy created after Andrew McDonald (D) resigned to serve as governor Dan Malloy's chief counsel.[2]

Leone was a Democratic 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.[3]


Campaign themes


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."

Committee assignments


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:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leone served on these committees while a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives:



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. [4][5][6]

Connecticut State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarlo Leone Incumbent 61.5% 19,834
     Republican Barry Michelson 37% 11,925
     Green Ronald W. Sala 1.5% 497
Total Votes 32,256


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Leone defeated Bob Kolenberg (R) and Rolf Maurer (G) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[7]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[8] Leone raised $5,694 for his campaign.[9]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 148
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carlo Leone (D) 5,686
David Bedell (write-in) 8

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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.[10]


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.[10]

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Leone and his wife Karen have one child.


Email: To email the campaign use the form located here.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew McDonald (D)
Connecticut State Senate - District 27
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 148
Succeeded by
Dan Fox