District town: Ridgefield
Election history: Frey was elected without opposition to an open seat in 1998.
2008 general election
John H. Frey (R)
61 percent Di Masters (D)
Public financing: Frey ($25,000) and Masters ($24,500) each received public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens' Election Program. Masters returned a surplus of $803.39.
Noted: Frey is a member of the Republican National Committee.
Committees: Aging (ranking member), Banks, Finance
Education: Western Connecticut State University
Occupation: Self-employed real estate broker, Ridgefield Realty Group
2008 Financial Disclosure: Frey reported income from his real-estate business. He owns a home in Ridgefield and a property in Wilmington, Vt.
He owns stock in 10 companies, including Apple, Google, Netflix, Costco and three giants with state connections, General Electric, United Technologies and General Dynamics.
Frey filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to release the addendum, as is his choice under the law.
A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000. They also are required to file an addendum in which they report any debt of more than $10,000; this may by law be kept confidential.
Western Connecticut State University
Self-employed real estate broker, Ridgefield Realty Group
Aging (Ranking)! Finance Revenue and Bonding! Banks
Frey co-owns a real estate company in Ridgefield.Frey is a member of the Republican National Committee. When Republican State Chairman Chris Healy explored a bid for RNC chairman in 2010, Frey expressed support for Chairman Michael Steele.He serves as a House Minority Whip.
Frey was elected without opposition to an open seat in 1998. In 2010, he won re-election with 68 percent of the vote.
John H. Frey! Joseph Heyman