District town: Bridgeport
Election history: Santiago won a three-way Democratic primary and then a three-way general election to take an open seat in 2008, succeeding four-term Democrat Felipe Reinoso.
2008 general election
|Ezequiel Santiago (D)||4,371||89 percent|
|Joel Gonzalez (R)||461||9 percent|
|Rafael A. Mojica (P)||93||2 percen|
2008 Democratic primary
|Ezequiel Santiago||612||58 percent|
|Jose A. Rivera Jr.||339||32 percent|
|Sylvester L. Salcedo||107||10 percent|
Public financing: Santiago received $24,970 in public financing for his primary campaign and $25,000 for the general election under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned a surplus of $3,688.
Background: Santiago was a city councilman. He is the son of Americo Santiago, a former state representative.
Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Planning and Development
Occupation: City stat analyst, city of Bridgeport
2008 Financial Disclosure: Santiago reported income from the city of Bridgeport. He owns 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.