Gerry Garcia

Gerry Garcia won a spot on the Democratic Party primary ballot by capturing 20 percent of delegate votes at the party’s nominating convention in May.

Garcia, former New Haven alderman, faces House Majority Leader Denise Merrill in the Aug. 10 primary.

Garcia owns a financial advisory business in Connecticut. He had worked in North World Trade Center tower for a finance firm one week before Sept. 11.

Education: MBA from Yale