Ran into two-time mayoral candidate Chris Caruso on Fairfield Avenue Downtown on Wednesday. A double take was required.
“What happened to you?”
“I lost 60 pounds.”
“Yes. I’m eating healthy foods.”
“Congratulations. That couldn’t have been easy.”
“Eating was my one vice! But I’m pleased about it.”
“You’ve been quiet lately.”
“You never know. You may be hearing from me again.”
The Big Wave, 53 years old, is still a big man but the weight loss clearly shows. The former long-time member of the State House who lost two Democratic mayoral primaries by a whisker to John Fabrizi in 2003 and Bill Finch in 2007 was appointed to a position in the State Labor Department by Governor Dan Malloy in early 2011. Caruso works out of the Labor Department office in Bridgeport. As a result of the job, he’s kept a low profile.
“Hey, when are you going to make some noise?”
“I like the job, but I miss the political action. You just never know. Maybe you’ll hear from me again.”
“What do you think about things going on in Bridgeport?”
“Don’t get me going!” he said with a smile.