District towns: Bristol, New Britain, Plainville
Election history: Betty Boukus was elected in 1994, succeeding Democrat Eugene G. Millerick.
2008 general election
Elizabeth A. Boukus (D) 6,512 68 percent Scott D. Saunders (R) 3,11 32 percent
Public financing: Boukus qualified for $25,000 in public financing. She returned $17,886.48 to the state.
Background: Boukus was chairwoman of the Plainville Town Council before becoming a state legislator. She is chairwoman of the Finance Committee's transportation bonding subcommittee.
She lives in Plainville. She is married and the mother of two and grandmother of three.
Committees: Finance, Internship, Public Safety, Transportation
Education: B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.S., University of Hartford; Tunxis Community College.
2008 Financial Disclosure: Boukus reported outside income from Cigna "partnership distributions" and workers compensation. Her husband, Gary Boukus Sr., had income from a state pension and the Capitol Regional Education Council.
Their stock holdings included ING, Cigna and mutual funds. They had an IRA managed by the Knights of Columbus.
Boukus 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. 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.
Bristol! New Britain! Plainville
B.S., Central Connecticut State University! M.S., University of Hartford! Tunxis Community College.! Plainville High School
Finance, Revenue and Bonding! Internship! Public Safety! Transportation
Boukus was chairwoman of the Plainville Town Council before becoming a state legislator.She lives in Plainville. She is married and the mother of two and grandmother of three.
Betty Boukus was elected in 1994, succeeding Democrat Eugene G. Millerick. She won 64 percent of the vote against longtime Plainville Town Council member Helen Bergenty.
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