District town: New Haven
Election history: Candelaria won an open seat in 2002, succeeding Democrat John S. Martinez, who died in a car accident the month before the election.
2008 general election
|Juan R. Candelaria (D)||5,125||100 percent|
Public financing: Candelaria did not seek public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program.
Background: Candelaria was a city alderman.
Committees: Appropriations, Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Regulation Review
Education: Albertus Magnus
2008 Financial Disclosure: Candelaria reported outside income from Demarco Management (though his web site now lists his employer as TD Banknorth.) He owns a home in New Haven.
Candelaria reported owning a 401 (k) retirement account worth more than $5,000.
He is a member of the board of the Hill Development Corporation, a non-profit developer of affordable housing.
Candelaria filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to release the addendum, as is his choice under the law.
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.