District town: Enfield
Election history: Jarmoc won an open seat in 2006, succeeding her husband, Democrat Stephen Jarmoc. In 2008, she faced challengers from the Republican and Working Families parties.
2008 general election
Karen Jarmoc (D) 4,682 (67 percent)
Charles E. Woods (R) 2,177 (31 percent)
Richard George Sweet (WF) 87 (1 percent)
Public financing: Jarmoc received $25,000 in public financing for her campaign. She returned a $10,664.79 surplus.
Background: Jarmoc was named in late 2009 as co-chair of a task force examining the impact of the recession on children in Connecticut.
She came to the legislature without elective experience, but she had extensive community ties. She is on the Board of Directors of the North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and chairs the board of the Asnuntuck Community College Foundation and the United Way of North Central Connecticut.
Committees: Children, Education, Human Services, Public Safety
Education: B.A., Simmons College; M.A., Trinity College
2008 Financial Disclosure: Jarmoc reported no income. Her husband, Stephen Jarmoc, owns a farm, Jarmoc Tobacco. They own homes in Enfield and Narragansett, R.I. She reported owning “Smith Barney Fund,” but listed no specific holdings.
She filed a confidential addendum to her financial disclosure form listing any debt exceeding $10,000. She declined to disclose the filing, as allowed by 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.