District town: Greenwich
Election history: Gibbons won an open seat in 2000, succeeding four-term Republican Marilyn Hess. She was unopposed in 2008.
2008 general election
|Lile R. Gibbons (R)||6,415||100 percent|
Public financing: She did not seek public financing for her campaign.
Background: Gibbons is the daughter of Elmer Rasmuson, an Alaskan banker and philanthropist who left $400 million to charity upon his death in December 2000 at age 91. She sits on the board the Rasmuson Foundation, one of the richest foundations in the Pacific Northwest.
She is a former member of the Greenwich Board of Education and the state Board of Higher Education.
She and her husband are the parents of four and grandparents of five. They live in Greenwich.
Committees: Finance, Human Services (ranking member), Transportation
Education: B.A., Smith College
Occupation: Part-owner, Earthworks of Greenwich
2008 Financial Disclosure: Gibbons reported income from Earthworks of Greenwich, her horticultural business. Her husband, John A. Gibbons, had income from two investment management concerns, Odin Partners of New York City and J.A. Gibbons & Company of Greenwich. They own a home in Greenwich and other property in Greenwich, Brunswick, Me., Harpswell, Me., and Avalon, N.J.,
They have extensive holdings in various companies, including Abbot Labs, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Citigroup and Wells Fargo, which purchased her father’s bank.
They owe no debts exceeding $10,000.
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.