Lambert, Barbara L.

District town: Milford

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Election history: Lambert won a three-way race for an open seat in 2008, succeeding Democrat James A. Amann, the House speaker. She faced opponents from the Republican and Independent parties.

2008 general election

Barbara L. Lambert (D) 5,472 54 percent
Nanci A. Seltzer (R) 3,665 36 percent
Rocco J. Frank Jr. (I) 969 10 percent

Public financing: All three received public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program: Lambert, $25,000; Seltzer, $25,000; and Frank, $16,616.

All three returned a surplus: Lambert, $11,316.79; Seltzer, $5,632.02; and Frank, $1,063.21.

Background: Lambert was an alderwoman in Milford.

Committees: Environment, Housing, Labor

Occupation: Legislator

2008 Financial Disclosure: Lambert reported no wages other than her legislative salary. Her husband, Paul Lambert, is retired from Northeast Utilities. They own a home and a second property in Milford.

Her spouse has a fixed-income bond fund.

They owe a debt in excess of $10,000 to Chase Bank.

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.