January 25, 2022

Republican Vince Pacileo Raises $3,575 for the 36th District Race

Republican candidate Vince Pacileo

AREAWIDE— Republican candidate Vince Pacileo has raised $3,575 for this fall’s 36th House District race, while a change in campaign treasurers has led to a delay in the campaign finance filing for incumbent Democratic State Rep. Phil Miller.

Pacileo, a former Essex selectman, had raised $3,575 as of June 30, according to the filing due with the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission on July 10. Pacileo was nominated by Republicans at a May 16 convention to run in the district that includes the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam. Miller, a former four-term first selectman of Essex, was nominated by district Democrats at a May 22 convention to seek a full term in the seat he won in a February 2011 special election.

The treasurer and deputy treasurer of the Miller For The 36th election committee, Carla Feroni and Claire Tiernan of Essex, resigned at the end of June. Essex Democratic Town Chairman Fred Vollono was listed as the new campaign treasurer in a document received by the CEEC on July 16.

But Miller’s campaign had not filed a report listing totals and contributors with the CEEC as of Tuesday. Miller had raised and spent more than $21,000 in his midwinter 2011 special election contest against Republican Janet Peckinpaugh, the former television news anchorwoman who was the GOP nominee in the special election.

Pacileo, who was the unsuccessful Republican challenger to Democratic State Senator Eileen Daily in the 33rd District in 2008, reported dozens of small contributions received between May 16 and June 30, including about 15 $100 donations. The $100 donors to Pacileo include George and Sarah Mayer of Essex, Craig and Pamela Salonia of Haddam, Colin and Scott McCoid of Middletown, and Mollie and Kathleen Reubert of Miami, Florida, with each contributing $100. Pacileo reported no expenditures, leaving a balance of $3,575 in hand as of July 1.