Aman, Bill

District town: South Windsor

Party: Republican

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Election history: Aman won an open seat in 2004, succeeding five-term Democrat Nancy E. Kerensky. In 2008, his Democratic challenger was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party.

2008 general election

Bill Aman (R) 7,168 55 percent
Kathy Hale (D)    5,341 41 percent
Kathy Hale (WF) 620 5 percent

Public financing: Aman qualified for $25,000 in public financing, spent $24,657.54 and returned $342.46 to the state. Hale also qualified for $25,000.

Background: Aman was a six-term member of the Town Council before running for the legislature. He can lay claim to building swaths of present-day South Windsor as the owner of home construction company.  In his early 60s, he still plays club rugby.

Committees: General Law, Judiciary, Labor, Planning and Development (Ranking member.)

Education: B.S., Ithaca College; M.B.A., Long Island University.

Occupation: Owner, Wilmar Construction.

2008 Financial disclosure: Aman reported outside income from his construction company. His wife, Martha Aman, is employed by Bristol Meyers Squibb.

They own stock in two Connecticut banks, Webster and Rockville, and various mutual funds.

They voluntarily disclosed that they owe a debt in excess of $10,000 to Rockville Bank.

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.