District towns: Enfield
Election history: Tallarita was elected in 1998, winning 57 percent of the vote.
2008 general election
|Kathleen M. Tallarita (D)||5,995||67 percent|
|Susan Lavelli-Hozempa (R)||2,915||33 percent|
Public financing: Tallarita qualified for $24,950 in public financing; Lavelli-Hozempa, $24,949.99. Tallarita returned a $10,664.79 surplus to the state; Lavelli-Hozempa, $1,869.50.
Background: Tallarita is a former Enfield Town Council member. She is the first woman elected to the legislature from Enfield.
Committees: Aging, Finance, Internship (ranking member)
Education: Asnuntuck Community College; B.S., Central Connecticut State University
Occupation: Banker, Enfield Federal Savings.
2008 Financial Disclosure: Tallarita reported outside income from Enfield Federal Savings. She owns a home in Enfield. She reported owning no securities value at more than $5,000.
Tallarita 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.