Biography

Now in his seventh term, Chris is Chief Transportation Financial Officer for House Democrats and Assistant Majority Leader. In his time in the legislature, Chris has spearheaded several important initiatives including the passage of an income tax credit for parents who invest in the state's 529 plan, creating the Connecticut Broadband Internet Coordinating Council (CBICC) whose focus is to ensure that all residents and businesses in Connecticut have access to affordable broadband service, and has pushed through regulatory flexibility law that would protect small businesses from excessive state regulation.

Most recently, as commerce committee co-chair, Chris championed legislation establishing Benefit Corporations which are for-profit businesses operating as traditional corporations that create a material positive impact on society and the environment.

Additionally, Rep. Perone has advanced legislation in the areas of smart growth, establishing a statewide port authority, enhancing state support of Norwalk public schools, and has worked to increase the state's responsibility for priority school district funding. Chris has also fought for campaign finance reform, infertility coverage and was a charter member of the Results Based Accountability subcommittee whose task is to reduce wasteful government spending.

Chris graduated with a degree in advertising from Syracuse University and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Chris and his wife Christy are the proud parents of their son, Harrison, who is in the seventh grade at West Rocks Middle School in Norwalk.