Santiago, Ezequiel

District town: Bridgeport

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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

*Petitioning Candidate

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.