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Andres Ayala, Jr.
Andres Ayala.png
Connecticut State Senate District 23
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128
Place of birthBridgeport, CT
Office website
Andres Ayala, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.[1] Ayala was a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 128th District from 2007 to 2013.

Ayala is an instructor at Bassick High School, and a representative on the Common Council District.

He is a member of the Action for Bridgeport Community Development Board, Hispanic Elected Local Officials Board, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Board, National Puerto Rican Coalition Board of Directors, and the Raphola Taylor Center Board.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ayala served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging, Member
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Public Safety and Security, Vice Chair
Regulations Review, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ayala served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ayala served on these committees:



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Andres Ayala, Jr. defeated Scott Hughes in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Ayala ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 23. Ayala defeated Ernest E. Newton, II and incumbent Edwin Gomes in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Caz Mizera (R) Edwin Gomes (Working Families) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndres Ayala, Jr. 91.6% 19,842
     Republican Caz Mizera 8.4% 1,815
Total Votes 21,657
Connecticut State Senate, District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndres Ayala, Jr. 42.5% 2,129
Ernest E. Newton II 34.7% 1,739
Edwin Gomes Incumbent 22.7% 1,138
Total Votes 5,006


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ayala ran for re-election to the 128th District seat in 2010. Ayala ran unopposed in the primary and general election.


On November 4, 2008, Ayala won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 128th District, defeating Ramona Marquez (R). Ayala received 3,769 votes in the election while Marquez received 286 votes.[8] Ayala raised $54,414 for his campaign.[9]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 128
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andres Ayala, Jr. (D and WF) 3,769
Ramona Marquez (R) 286

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ayala is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Ayala raised a total of $179,668 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[10]

Andres Ayala's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State Senate, District 23 Won $95,750
2010 Connecticut State House, District 128 Won $2,277
2008 Connecticut State House, District 128 Won $54,414
2006 Connecticut State House, District 128 Won $25,420
2000 Connecticut State House, District 128 Won $1,807
Grand Total Raised $179,668


Ayala won re-election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ayala raised a total of $95,750.
Connecticut State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andres Ayala, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Public Fund$80,550
Ayala 2012 Exploratory Cmte$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$95,750
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Ayala raised $2,277 in contributions.[11]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.


Listed below is the largest contributor to Andres Ayala, Jr.'s 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $49,131


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[13]


Andres received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin Gomes (D)
Connecticut State Senate District 23
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 128
Succeeded by
Christina M. Ayala (D)