Flexer, Mae

District towns: Killingly, Plainfield, Sterling

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Election history: Flexer won an open seat in 2008, succeeding Republican Michael A. Caron, a legislator since 1991.

2008 general election

Mae Flexer (D) 6,015 68 percent
Angeline Kwasny (R) 2,879 32 percent

Public financing: Flexer received $25,000 in public financing for her campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program.

Background: Flexer joined the Killingly Democratic town committee at age 18 and was elected its chair at 23. She interrupted her graduate studies at the University of Connecticut to run for the legislature, where she had been an aide to Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr.

Committees: Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Human Services, Internship, Planning and Development

Education: A.A., Quinebaug Valley Community College; B.A., University of Connecticut

Occupation: Legislator/student

2008 Financial Disclosure: Her only source of income last year was a gift from her parents, Margaret and Howard Flexer. She owned no securities and reported having no debts exceeding $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.