Carson, Mary Ann

District towns: Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman

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Election history: Carson won a special election in 1999, succeeding Republican Norma Gyle, who resigned to become a deputy commissioner of public health. In 2008, Carson was unopposed.

2008 general election

Mary Ann Carson (R) 8,672 100 percent


Public financing: Carson received $24,002.32. in public financing for her campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. She returned $19,358 in surplus funds.

Background: Carson was the registrar of voters for 20 years in New Fairfield.

Committees: Finance, Program Review (ranking member), Public Health

Education: Berkley School of New York

Occupation: Legislator

2008 Financial Disclosure: Carson reported no wage income outside her legislative salary. Her husband, Doug Carson, is retired. They own a home in New Fairfield and she has an interest in a house in Paterson, N.Y.

Their only reported security is a Merrill Lynch cash management account.

She 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.