Ayala, Andres

District town: Bridgeport

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Election history: Ayala was elected in 2006, unseating three-term Democrat Lydia Martinez in a primary, 707 to 454. In 2008, he prevailed in a rematch.

2008 general election

Andres Ayala Jr. (D) 3,593 89 percent
Andres Ayala Jr. (WF)
176 4 percent
Ramona Marquez (R) 286 7 percent

2008 Democratic primary

Andres Ayala Jr. 
839 65 percent
Lydia N. Martinez 442 35 percent

Public financing: Ayala received $25,000 in public financing for his primary and $25,000 for his general-election campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned a surplus of $1,115.93.

Background: Ayala is a Bridgeport social studies teacher and the former president of the city council.

Committees: Finance, Planning and Development, Public Health

Education: B.A., M.A., Sacred Heart University

Occupation: Teacher, Bridgeport schools

2008 Financial Disclosure: Ayala reported wages from the Bridgeport schools. He owned no real estate and no securities.

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.