District towns: Enfield
Election history: Tallarita was elected in 1998, winning 57 percent of the vote.
2008 general election
Kathleen M. Tallarita (D) 5,995 67 percent Susan Lavelli-Hozempa (R) 2,915 33 percent
Public financing: Tallarita qualified for $24,950 in public financing; Lavelli-Hozempa, $24,949.99. Tallarita returned a $10,664.79 surplus to the state; Lavelli-Hozempa, $1,869.50.
Background: Tallarita is a former Enfield Town Council member. She is the first woman elected to the legislature from Enfield.
Committees: Aging, Finance, Internship (ranking member)
Education: Asnuntuck Community College; B.S., Central Connecticut State University
Occupation: Banker, Enfield Federal Savings.
2008 Financial Disclosure: Tallarita reported outside income from Enfield Federal Savings. She owns a home in Enfield. She reported owning no securities value at more than $5,000.
Tallarita filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. She declined to release the addendum, as is her 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.
Asnuntuck Community College! B.S., Central Connecticut State University
Banker, Enfield Federal Savings.
Aging, General Law, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Legislative Management
Tallarita is a former Enfield Town Council member. She is the first woman elected to the legislature from Enfield. Tallarita is an advocate of lifting the state ban on Sunday liquor sales.
Tallarita was elected in 1998, winning 57 percent of the vote. Cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party in 2010, the Enfield Democrat defeated GOP challenger Tom Sirard by more than 1,100 votes.
Tom Sirard! Kathleen M. Tallarita