District town: New Haven
Election history: Walker was elected in a special selection called after the death of Democrat Howard C. Scipio in 2001.
2008 general election
Toni E. Walker (D) 5,321 100 percent
Public financing: Walker did not seek public financing for her campaign.
Background: Walker is a long-time community activist who has blended her professional and political interests. She is a prominent advocate of returning criminal defendants who are 16 and 17 to the juvenile justice system.
Committees: Appropriations, Human Services (co-chair), Judiciary
Education: B.A., Southern Connecticut State University; M.S.W., Fordham University
Occupation: Grant coordinator, New Haven Adult Education
2008 Financial Disclosure: Walker and her husband, Donald E. Walker, each had income in 2008 from New Haven Adult Education. The Connecticut State University system also paid him. They do not own their home.
Their only investments valued at more than $5,000 were their individual retirement accounts.
She voluntarily disclosed an addendum listing debts of more than $10,000 to Mastercard and Citibank.
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.
B.A., Southern Connecticut State University! M.S.W., Fordham University
Grant coordinator, New Haven Adult Education
Appropriations (Chair)! Human Services! Judiciary
Walker is a long-time community activist who has blended her professional and political interests. She is a prominent advocate of returning criminal defendants who are 16 and 17 to the juvenile justice system.Walker served as co-chair of the human services for two years and was appointed House chair of the powerful appropriations committee after Chairman John Geragosian resigned to become a state auditor. When her appointment was announced, Walker joked that she had been practicing saying "no" to programs she would like to be able to afford to fund.
Walker was elected in a special selection called after the death of Democrat Howard C. Scipio in 2001. She ran unopposed in 2010.