District town: Hartford
Election history: Roldan was elected in 2006, succeeding Democrat Evelyn C. Mantilla. Republicans do not contest House races in Hartford, but Roldan had to fight for the Democratic nomination his first time out, winning a primary over Angel Arce, 718 to 421.
2008 general election
|Kelvin Roldan (D)
|Bryce Snarski-Pierce (*CFL)||238||7 percent|
*Connecticut for Lieberman
Public financing: Roldan received $25,000 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned $10,839.95 in surplus funds to the state.
Background: Roldan, a former aide to Mayor Eddie A. Perez, has one of the more eclectic bios in Hartford politics: He was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Hartford’s old Stowe Village housing project in a family of 10 children, attended Avon Old Farms and Middlebury. He speaks fluent Chinese.
Committees: Appropriations, Insurance, Judiciary.
Education: B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Trinity College.
Occupation: Director of strategic partnerships, Hartford Public Schools.
Financial disclosure: The only income Roldan reported was from the Hartford schools. He owns no real estate or securities above the $5,000 threshold.
Roldan waived his confidentiality and reported owing more than $10,000 to Bank of America.