District town: West Haven
Election history: Esposito was elected in 1992, succeeding Democrat Joseph A. Adamo. In 2008, Esposito was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party and faced no opposition.
2008 general election
|Louis P. Esposito Jr. (D)||5,184||89 percent|
|Louis P. Esposito Jr. (WF)
Public financing: Esposito did not seek public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program.
Background: Esposito was named a deputy majority leader in 2009 by Denise W. Merrill, the new House majority leader.
Committees: General Law, Labor, Legislative Management, Public Safety
Education: Wilbur Cross High School
2008 Financial Disclosure: Esposito, who retired recently after running his own business, R&L Auto Service, reported no income other than his legislative wages. He and his wife, Kathleen Esposito, reported owning no real estate and no securities worth more than $5,000.
He 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.