District towns: Bristol, New Britain, Plainville
Election history: Betty Boukus was elected in 1994, succeeding Democrat Eugene G. Millerick.
2008 general election
|Elizabeth A. Boukus (D)||6,512||68 percent|
|Scott D. Saunders (R)||3,11||32 percent|
Public financing: Boukus qualified for $25,000 in public financing. She returned $17,886.48 to the state.
Background: Boukus was chairwoman of the Plainville Town Council before becoming a state legislator. She is chairwoman of the Finance Committee’s transportation bonding subcommittee.
She lives in Plainville. She is married and the mother of two and grandmother of three.
Committees: Finance, Internship, Public Safety, Transportation
Education: B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.S., University of Hartford; Tunxis Community College.
2008 Financial Disclosure: Boukus reported outside income from Cigna “partnership distributions” and workers compensation. Her husband, Gary Boukus Sr., had income from a state pension and the Capitol Regional Education Council.
Their stock holdings included ING, Cigna and mutual funds. They had an IRA managed by the Knights of Columbus.
Boukus 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. 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.