Esposito, Louis P.

District town: West Haven

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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)
663 11 percent


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

Occupation: Legislator

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.