District town: Bridgeport
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)
|Ramona Marquez (R)||286||7 percent|
2008 Democratic primary
|Andres Ayala Jr.
|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.