State Senator

Carlo Leone

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Chair: General Law

Vice Chair: Finance, Revenue & Bonding; Transportation

Representing Stamford & Darien

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Financial Planning Forum

Tuesday, October 20th
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Gen Re Auditorium, UConn Stamford

Please join Senator Leone for a Financial Planning Forum to learn how to protect, preserve and grow your hard-earned income and assets with a team from the Financial Planning Association. Members of the association will be offering practical planning on topics including budgeting, retirement planning and estate planning. In addition, the Connecticut Department of Banking will give a presentation on protecting yourself from identity theft, banking scams and repairing your credit rating. The event is free and open to everybody.

If you have any questions, please contact Senator Leone’s office.

About Senator Leone

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Carlo Leone has been a resident of the City of Stamford for more than 20 years. Since 2011, he has represented the citizens of Stamford and Darien as State Senator for the 27th Senatorial District. He previously served the residents of Stamford’s 148th House District in the Connecticut House of Representatives, beginning in 2003.

As a legislator, Carlo works to address the issues and concerns which matter most to the residents of Stamford and Darien. He has championed numerous efforts to promote economic development in Fairfield County and across the state, including the Small Business Express Program, the Job Expansion Tax Credit and the STEP-UP job training and employment program.

As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Carlo has also fought to protect the rights and benefits owed to our nation’s military heroes for their service and sacrifice. After many years of advocacy, he succeeded in elevating the General Assembly’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee to permanent standing status. For years he served as the committee’s Senate Chair.

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The Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s recent achievements include the creation of the STEP-UP for Veterans Program, which helps unemployed veterans to find work and receive on-the-job training in new high-value skills. Carlo also championed legislation to help veterans receive recognition and applicable licenses for employable skills they learn in the service. Other recent initiatives include a ban on the desecration of war memorials, a crackdown on fraudulent veterans’ “charities,” and legislation to allow for lower property taxes for disabled veterans.

Carlo also serves as Senate Chair of the General Assembly’s Banks Committee. In 2013 he led an effort to improve the state’s foreclosure mediation process by bringing together homeowners and lenders with an impartial mediator to try and work out mutually beneficial agreements. These reforms have helped to ensure that all parties to a foreclosure work with one another in good faith, and to keep more families in their homes.

As a member of the House of Representatives, Carlo helped to create film tax credits to grow Connecticut’s entertainment industry. He also worked to pass a $3.5 billion Transportation Improvement Initiative to foster smart growth and economic development through the establishment of special taxing districts for municipalities, and to pass fire sprinkler legislation in response to the disastrous 2003 fires in Rhode Island and Hartford.

Carlo has lived in Stamford for the past 20 years and is an active member of the Stamford community. Prior to being elected to the state legislature he served on the Zoning Board of Appeals as an alternate member from 2001-2002, and completed the Stamford Citizen Patrol Program—a course designed to improve community relations between Stamford citizens and the local police force.

Carlo is associated with the Figli di Rose (Sons of Rose) Italian Club in the Springdale section of Stamford, as well as the Minturnese Club and the San Mangese Club, and has also volunteered for New Canaan Horizon—a nationally recognized mentoring program which assists underprivileged children in middle and high school.

A proud veteran of the United States Air Force, Carlo served on active duty from October 1981 to February 1987 in the US and European theaters. He later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He returned to the same university to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing.

Carlo and his wife were married in 2002 and are the proud parents of a son. In his leisure time he is an avid reader and an outdoorsman who enjoys mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family as much as he possibly can.

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State Support for Person-to-Person in Norwalk

September 16, 2015 —A major state investment secured this year by Senators Duff and Leone will help Person-to-Person expand their work and help more families get back on their feet and find financial stability and independence.

Expansion of Rogers International Inter-District Magnet School in Stamford

July 6, 2015 — Senator Leone announces the expansion of Stamford’s Rogers International Inter-District Magnet School.

Supporting Women Veterans

April 8, 2015 —Senate Democratic Leaders discuss a bill that requires the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to establish a program that will reach out to women veterans to improve their awareness of federal and state veterans’ benefits and services eligibility.

Tax Break for Retired Veterans

April 1, 2015 —Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and Senator Carlo Leone speak in support of pending legislation to provide a 100 percent exemption from the state income tax for federally taxable military retirement pay.