Name: Andre Baker

Party: Democrat

Race: state House 124th District

Andre Baker, a father of two sons, was first elected to serve as state representative in Connecticut’s 124th district in 2014. He won back-to-back re-elections in 2016 and 2018.

Baker, born and raised in New Rochelle, N.Y., is the owner and CEO of Baker-Isaac Funeral Services in Bridgeport and Baker Funeral Services in South Norwalk. He moved to Bridgeport in 1994 and began to pursue a political career just a few years later in 2003 when he was elected to the Democratic Town Committee.

He previously defeated Republican challenger Jose Quiroga for the representative seat back in 2018 — with Baker receiving 3,971 votes to Quiroga’s 458.