Boukus, Elizabeth

District towns: Bristol, New Britain, Plainville

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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.

Occupation: Legislator

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.