District towns: Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Watertown, Woodbury
Election history: Kane won a special election in 2008, succeeding Republican Louis C. DeLuca, who resigned. In the same year, he won a regular election against a Democrat cross-endorsed by Working Families Party.
2008 general election:
|Robert J. Kane (R)||28,571||56 percent|
|John McCarthy (D)
|John McCarthy (WF)
Public financing: Kane received $85,000 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program and returned a surplus of $509.89.
McCarthy received $85,000 and returned $10,295.90.
Background: In his first year, he voted against a minimum wage increase and a bill that would have required private employers to offer paid sick days.
He was a member of the Watertown Town Council.
He is married and the father of two children. They live in Watertown.
Committees: Appropriations, Banks (ranking member), Commerce, Human Services
Education: B.S., Central Connecticut State University; University of New Haven
Occupation: Owner, KarTele Cellular Phones in Waterbury
2008 Financial Disclosure: Kane reported no income from his retail cell phone business. He owns a home in Watertown.
He and his wife, Marcy Kane, have 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. 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.