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Kathleen Tallarita

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Kathleen Tallarita
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 58
Former member
In office
1999 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University
Kathleen Tallarita is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 58 from 1999 to 2013. She served as the Majority Caucus Chair. She served on the Enfield Town Council from 1997 to 1998.


Tallarita's professional experience includes working as a Business Development Representative with Enfield Federal Savings Bank and House Legislative Assistant from 1992 to 1999.

She is a member of the Enfield Democratic Town Committee and Enfield Democratic Women's Club.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tallarita served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tallarita served on these committees:



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tallarita ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 58. Tallarita was defeated by David Alexander in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tallarita ran for re-election to the 58th District seat in 2010. She defeated Tom Sirard (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 58 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathleen Tallarita (D) 3,596
Tom Sirard (R) 2,581


On November 4, 2008, Tallarita won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 58th District, defeating Susan Lavelli-Hozempa (R). Tallarita received 5,995 votes in the election while Lavelli-Hozempa received 2,915 votes.[4] Tallarita raised $30,178 for her campaign; Lavelli-Hozempa raised $30,140.[5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 58
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathleen Tallarita (D) 5,995
Susan Lavelli-Hozempa (R) 2,915

Campaign donors


In 2010, Tallarita raised $31,177 in contributions.[6]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,325 to her campaign.


Listed below is the largest contributor to Kathleen Tallarita's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,280


Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[7]


Tallarita received a score of 1 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 65th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than her score of 3 for the 2009-10 term.[7]

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Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 58
Succeeded by
David Alexander (D)