Noujaim, Selim G.

District town: Waterbury

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Election history: Noujaim won a special election in February 2002, succeeding Democrat Michael J. Jarjura, who resigned to become mayor of Waterbury.

2008 general election

Selim G. Noujaim (R) 4,834 80 percent
Frank A.  Burgio Sr. (I) 1,224 20 percent

2008 Republican primary

Selim G. Noujaim 462 92 percent
Jason A. Carlascio 42 8 percent

Public financing: Noujaim qualified for $10,000 in public financing for his primary and $24,300 for his general election under the Citizens’ Election Program. Burgio qualified for $12,206.75. Each returned to the state a surplus: Noujaim, $245.55; Burgio, $3.48.

Background: His family’s manufacturing company was a backdrop for a Republican meeting last summer to denounce the impact of Democratic tax increases on business.

Committees: Commerce, Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Labor (ranking member)

Education: A.S., Post University; B.S., Central Connecticut State University; MBA, University of New Haven.

Occupation: Executive vice president, Noujaim Tool Co

2008 Financial Disclosure: Noujaim reported outside from his family-owned machining business and from Post University, where he is a trustee. His wife, Linda Noujaim, is a retired Waterbury teacher. They own a home in Waterbury.

They reported having an account with Merrill Lynch, but did not identify specific holdings.

Noujaim reported no debts in excess of $10,000.

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.