Linda Conner Lambeck reports in the Connecticut Post:
Nine people have submitted letters to the Bridgeport Board of Education, asking to be considered for the seat left vacant by Patrick Crossin, who resigned last month for health reasons. The candidates are: Barbara Pouchet, Betsey Elise Meyer, Brandon M. Clark, Francisco Luis Torres III, Hernan Illingworth, John Marshall Lee, Luz Carraquillo, Russell J. Clark and Thomas A. Mulligan Jr. The board plans a meeting to interview the candidates early next month. By state statute, the slot must be filled by a Democrat, as Crossin was.
Interesting list of applicants including former City Councilman Tom Mulligan and OIB friend John Marshall Lee. Also from Lambeck’s story:
The superintendent’s office would not immediately release copies of the applications the candidates submitted for the public board position. They gave only the names, not even their addresses. All submitted letters of intent, some longer than others, and some even included resumes. The superintendent’s office said they are reluctant to release the information saying it’s possible the candidates didn’t realize their information would be made public. The information is being requested under the Freedom of Information law.