District town: Danbury
Election history: Taborsak won an open seat in 2006, succeeding Democrat Lewis J. Wallace. In 2008, Taborsak was crossed-endorsed by the Working Families Party and his challenger by the Independent Party.
2008 general election
|Joseph J. Taborsak (D)||4,824||59 percent|
|Joseph J. Taborsak (WF)||565||7 percent|
|Ted Farah (R)||2,660||32 percent|
|Ted Farah (I)||169||2 percent|
Public financing: Taborsak and Farah each received $25,000 in public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program. Each returned a surplus: Taborsak, $3,164.12; Farah, $399.92.
Background: This seat was held in the 1980s and 1990s by the incumbent’s mother, Lynn Taborsak.
Committees: General Law, Housing, Judiciary, Public Health
Education: B.S., Northeastern University; J.D., Pace University School of Law
Occupation: Lawyer, Riefberg, Smart, Donohue & NeJame
2008 Financial Disclosure: Taborsak reported income from the law firm. He owns no real estate. He owns one mutual fund.
He declined to waive confidentiality on a separate filing listing any debts in excess of $10,000. State law gives legislators the option of making the debt filing public.
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.