Robles, Hector L.

District town: Hartford

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Election history: Robles won an open seat in 2008. He unsuccessfully opposed Rep. Art Feltman for the Democratic nomination in 2004, losing a primary, 856 to 648. Robles won the nomination after Feltman’s retirement in 2008, defeating Carmen Sierra in a primary by 104 votes. He was cross-endorsed in November by the Working Families Party.

2008 general election

Hector L. Robles (D)
4,676 89 percent
Hector L. Robles (WF)
598 11 percent

2008 Democratic primary

Hector L. Robles
53 percent
Carmen I. Sierra
47 percent

Public financing: Robles qualified for $25,000 in public financing for his primary campaign and $7,500 for the general election under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned $1,759.12 to the state.

Noted: Robles is a Hartford police officer and a licensed pilot and flight instructor. He is the first Puerto Rican elected from his South Hartford district, reflecting the city’s growing Latino population.  He is a member of the Democratic State Central Committee.

Committees: Executive and Legislative Nominations, Finance, General Law, Public Safety

Education: Capital Community College; Naugatuck Community College

Occupation: Police officer

Financial disclosure: Robles reported income from the city. He and his wife, Ana Robles, own a home in Hartford.

He reported owning no securities worth more than $5,000.

He reported debts of more than $10,000 to five lenders: the Hartford Police Federal Credit Union, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Beneficial HSBC, Citi Financial and HFC.

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.