District town: Waterbury
Election history: Aldarondo won an open seat in 2004, succeeding nine-term Democrat Thomas Conway in a district with a growing Latino population. Aldarondo won a Democratic primary for the nomination that year, beating Americo Santiago. IN 2008, he was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party.
2008 general election
|David Aldarondo (D)
|David Aldarondo (WF)
|Lisa A. Velez (R)
|Edward Plouffe (*CC)||41||1 percent|
|Robert L. Adkins (I)
|Robert L. Adkins (CFL)
**Connecticut for Lieberman
Public financing: Aldarondo and Velez each qualified for $25,000 in public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program. Each returned to the state a surplus: Aldarondo, $1,403.21; Velez, $411.05
Background: Aldarondo has voted with the Democratic majority on most issues, but he has shown a conservative streak on social issues. He was one of only 17 Democrats to vote against same-sex marriage in 2009. Two years earlier, he was one of nine Democrats to vote against requiring hospitals to provide emergency contraception for rape victims.
Committees: Aging, Executive and Legislative Nominations, Insurance
Education: B.A., Universidad Inter-America
Occupation: Educator, city of Waterbury
2008 Financial Disclosure: Aldarondo reported outside income from the city of Waterbury. His wife, Joanna Aldarondo, is employed by Day Break, an adult day care center. They do not own a home or any securities worth more $5,000.
Aldarondo voluntarily disclosed an addendum listing a debt of more than $10,000 to Express Loan of Cleveland.
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