District town: Vernon
Election history: Janowski won an open seat in 2000 with 55 percent of the vote. She succeeded Democrat Thomasina Clemons.
2008 general election
|Claire L. Janowski (D)||7,715||100 percent|
Public financing: Janowski qualified for $7,500 in public financing for her campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. She returned $6,865.48 in surplus funds to the state.
Background: Janowski was a member of the Vernon Town Council and a legislative aide prior to her election as a legislator.
Committees: Executive and Legislative Nominations (co-chair), Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Transportation
Education: A.S., Manchester Community College; B.A., Trinity College
2008 Financial Disclosure: Janowski reported no wages other than her legislative salary. She owns a home in Vernon and has several IRA accounts, but no individual stocks.
Janowski 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.