Rep Spallone named Deputy Secretary of the State

Reports over the weekend said that Rep Spall0ne had been offered the job. Now it is official. Via the Middletown Press <read>

“Jamie and I have formed a strong partnership over the many years we have worked together to pass numerous laws to strengthen the integrity of our elections and open up our democratic process. I’m thrilled to be able to continue this partnership, and I no doubt will be relying on Jamie’s intellect and experience as we set out to reform our election laws and improve services for the businesses who register with our state,” said Secretary-elect Merrill at a news conference at the Legislative Office Building to introduce Spallone as Deputy Secretary of the State.

James Spallone was first elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 2000, and has been re-elected five times. He represents the 36th House District, comprising the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam. Since 2009, Spallone has served as co-chair of the legislature’s Committee on Government Administration and Elections (GAE), overseeing all issues related to elections, campaign finance reform, ethics, freedom of information and government contracting.

“I am very happy to be joining our new Secretary of the State and honored that she has chosen me to fill this key position in her administration,” said Representative Spallone. “Clearly, the 2010 election showed us that we have more work to do to improve the way our elections are run in Connecticut. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the General Assembly and local election officials throughout the state to reform our election process. As someone who has operated my own law practice and represented small businesses, I also look forward to helping entrepreneurs in Connecticut and working with the Malloy administration to improve the business climate in our state.”

I expect he will also continue to work with, and look forward to working with election integrity advocates as well.

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