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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Larcheveque Bows Out, Republicans Endorse Candidates For School Board

July 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Politics, Uncategorized

Board of Education Chair Joe Larcheveque Thursday night rejected pleas from Republican Party operatives to seek another four-year term at the GOP convention in which candidates for school board, city sheriff and City Council were endorsed. Citing family commitments and frustration with school board dysfunction, Larcheveque opted out.

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Please, Figure This Out — The Puzzle Of Party Endorsements

July 20th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Uncategorized

This is a weird — and potentially transforming — election cycle. Several Board of Education members are packing it in, it appears, including Republicans Joe Larcheveque and Annette Segarra-Negron, and now, according to Democratic political operatives Rafael Fonseca. But, GOP sources say, Larcheveque is now on the fence.

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Meanwhile, East End City Council Battle Thickens

July 19th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Politics

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Ernie Newton sought to “dispel some rumors” Wednesday as he pitched fellow East End Democrats on supporting his efforts to return to the City Council.

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Pereira Backing Incumbent Challengers For City Council In Upper East Side

July 18th, 2017 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Uncategorized

One week from the Democratic Town Committee endorsement, 138th District Leader Maria Pereira is throwing her support behind Timothy Bassey and Michele Small to oppose Upper East Side incumbents Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith in a September primary.

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Veteran City Council Member Castillo And Education Activist Join Forces For District Run

July 14th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Incumbent city councilman from the 136th District Alfredo Castillo has paired up with community activist Maria Zambrano Viggiano to represent the East Side and Hollow neighborhoods. The other councilman for the district Jose Casco says he plans to seek reelection and is searching for a campaign partner that would set up a September Democratic primary.

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Lopez: Time For City Council To Create A Serious Charter Revision Commission

July 12th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

In a commentary also published by the CT Post, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez urges creation of a Charter Revision Commission with specifics on government reforms that should be examined. From Lopez: It’s that time of year again! In politics, this time is known as the ‘silly season.’

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Fore! Council Candidates Tee It Up At 19th Hole, Young Dems Issue First Endorsements

July 12th, 2017 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City Council races are gearing up across the city for expected Democratic primaries in September. Two young newcomers Kyle Langan and Marcus Brown had a fundraiser Tuesday night at the 19th Hole on Brooklawn Avenue in their quest to represent the West Side 132nd District. Incumbent councilman for the district John Olson is not seeking […]

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Passion Politics, School Board Candidates Pitch Dems For Endorsement

July 8th, 2017 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

On July 24th, the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will endorse candidates for Board of Education. Two campaigners hoping to run together under the endorsement flag, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson, have issued letters to party regulars seeking support. Under the rules governing state-mandated, minority party representation, no more than six Dems (for nine seats) can […]

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