Antonio Felipe: Democrat, candidate for state House 130th District
Name: Antonio Felipe
Race: State House 130th District
Antonio Felipe is up for re-election as state representative in Bridgeport, after winning a special election last year at the age of 23 after the sudden death of then-state Rep. Ezequiel Santiago.
Felipe grew up in the 130th District but later he and his family moved to Stratford. When he launched his candidacy for Santiago’s vacant seat in 2019, he moved to an apartment in Bridgeport.
Felipe said he currently works as a consultant for Carmichael Group, a limited liability corporation that, according to state records, is managed by his father. Carmichael Group has done political work and also database management for nonprofits.
And Felipe said he has been pursuing a liberal arts education at Housatonic Community College with the goal of obtaining a four-year economic development degree elsewhere.