District town: Hartford
Election history: Robles won an open seat in 2008. He unsuccessfully opposed Rep. Art Feltman for the Democratic nomination in 2004, losing a primary, 856 to 648. Robles won the nomination after Feltman’s retirement in 2008, defeating Carmen Sierra in a primary by 104 votes. He was cross-endorsed in November by the Working Families Party.
2008 general election
|Hector L. Robles (D)
|Hector L. Robles (WF)
2008 Democratic primary
|Hector L. Robles
|Carmen I. Sierra
Public financing: Robles qualified for $25,000 in public financing for his primary campaign and $7,500 for the general election under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned $1,759.12 to the state.
Noted: Robles is a Hartford police officer and a licensed pilot and flight instructor. He is the first Puerto Rican elected from his South Hartford district, reflecting the city’s growing Latino population. He is a member of the Democratic State Central Committee.
Committees: Executive and Legislative Nominations, Finance, General Law, Public Safety
Education: Capital Community College; Naugatuck Community College
Occupation: Police officer
Financial disclosure: Robles reported income from the city. He and his wife, Ana Robles, own a home in Hartford.
He reported owning no securities worth more than $5,000.
He reported debts of more than $10,000 to five lenders: the Hartford Police Federal Credit Union, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Beneficial HSBC, Citi Financial and HFC.
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.