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)
4,676 89 percent Hector L. Robles (WF)
598 11 percent
2008 Democratic primary
Hector L. Robles
53 percent 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.
Capital Community College! Naugatuck Community College! Bulkeley High School
Police officer, flight instructor
Finance! General Law! Public Safety
Robles was a Hartford police officer until he was fired following an investigation that concluded he fabricated documents to get paid for being on duty while working private jobs. Those double billings tallied $9,200 over a 15-month period, reported the Hartford Courant.Robles is the first Puerto Rican elected from his South Hartford district, reflecting the city's growing Latino population.Hector and his wife Ana, have three children; six year old Madelyn, and two older teenagers Noel and Jessica.
Robles lost his first bid in 2004 to become a state representative in a primary against incumbent Rep. Art Feltman. When Feltman retired in 2008, Robles was able to win the seat.