District towns: Berlin, Meriden
Election history: Abercrombie was elected in March 2005, winning a special election by 124 votes to succeed Democrat Jim Abrams, who had resigned.
2008 general election
|Catherine F. Abercrombie (D)||6,928||68 percent|
|Kevin Scarpati (R)||3,285||32 percent|
Public financing: Abercrombie received $24,900 in public financing for her campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. She returned $14,261.37 in surplus funds to the state.
Background: Abercrombie was a co-sponsor of a law passed in 2009 that requires insurers to expand coverage for autism spectrum disorders.
She and her husband live in Meriden.
Committees: Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Human Services, Insurance
Education: Maloney High School
Occupation: Owner, residential cleaning company
2008 Financial Disclosure: Abercrombie reported outside income from her business, Company’s Coming Cleaning Service. Her husband, John Abercrombie, is employed by Hamilton Sunstrand.
Abercrombie voluntarily waived confidentiality and reported debts of more than $10,000 to Washington Mutual, Chase Automotive, Connex Credit Union and Harley Davidson.
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.