District town: Milford
Election history: Lambert won a three-way race for an open seat in 2008, succeeding Democrat James A. Amann, the House speaker. She faced opponents from the Republican and Independent parties.
2008 general election
|Barbara L. Lambert (D)||5,472||54 percent|
|Nanci A. Seltzer (R)||3,665||36 percent|
|Rocco J. Frank Jr. (I)||969||10 percent|
Public financing: All three received public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program: Lambert, $25,000; Seltzer, $25,000; and Frank, $16,616.
All three returned a surplus: Lambert, $11,316.79; Seltzer, $5,632.02; and Frank, $1,063.21.
Background: Lambert was an alderwoman in Milford.
Committees: Environment, Housing, Labor
2008 Financial Disclosure: Lambert reported no wages other than her legislative salary. Her husband, Paul Lambert, is retired from Northeast Utilities. They own a home and a second property in Milford.
Her spouse has a fixed-income bond fund.
They owe a debt in excess of $10,000 to Chase Bank.
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.