District towns: Fairfield, Westport
Election history: Fawcett unseated four-term Republican Catherine C. Tymniak in 2006, winning by 482 votes.
2008 general election:
|Kim Fawcett (D)||7,293||62 percent|
|Amanda Parks (R)||4,492||38 percent|
Public financing: Fawcett received $24,975 in public financing for her campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. She returned a surplus of $8,675.46.
Noted: Fawcett was a legislative aide to Maryland Gov. Donald Schaefer while she attended graduate school at George Washington University.
She relocated to Fairfield in 1999 with her husband and three children and plunged into community affairs. Seven years later, she defeated a Republican who Democrats did not oppose in the previous cycle.
Committees: Appropriations, Environment, Transportation
Education: B.A., Towson University; M.A., George Washington University
2008 Financial Disclosure: Fawcett reported no income other than her legislative wages. Her husband, Richard J. Fawcett, is employed by Vendaria Inc. They own a home in Fairfield.
Her husband owns shares in several mutual funds, including one that focuses on clean energy.
She voluntarily disclosed an addendum that lists debts of more than $10,000 to Wachovia and Countrywide Mortgage.
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.