An informative City Council candidate forum Wednesday night hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now brought out about 20 candidates before roughly 150 spectators in the Bijou Theater Downtown. Moderated by Natalie Pryce and John Torres, the candidates responded to a number of questions posed both by the moderators and audience. In the video clip above the candidates address questions regarding the potential conflict of city employees serving on the City Council and the aftermath of the police-involved fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jayson Negron.
The following candidates participated:
D = Democrat
R = Republican
CM = Council Member
Scott Burns – 130th District, D, CM
Rowan Kane – 130th District, D
Christina Smith – 130th District, D
Pete Spain – 130th District, D
Jack Banta – 131st District, D, CM
Jorge Cruz – 131st District, D
Denese Taylor-Moye – 131st District, D, CM
Marcus Brown Harrigan – 132nd District, D
Kyle Langan – 132nd District, D
Peter Perillo – 132nd District, R
Bob Keeley – 133rd District, D
Anne Phillips – 133rd District, D
Alfredo Castillo – 136th District, D, CM
Maria Viggiano – 136th District, D
Hector Diaz- 137th District, D
Milta Feliciano – 137th District, D, CM
Eneida Martinez – 139th District, D, CM
Ernest Newton – 139th District, D
John Rodriguez – 139th District, R
Here’s the lineup for the September 12 Democratic primary, the first two candidates are endorsed running on Line A.
130: Scott Burns and Rowan Kane; Line B, Christina Smith and Pete Spain.
131: Jack Banta and Denese Taylor-Moye; Line B, Jorge Cruz.
132: Evette Brantley and Rolanda Smith; Line B, Marcus Brown and Kyle Langan.
133: Michael DeFilippo and Jeanette Herron ; Line B, Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips.
135: Rosalina Christy and Darrett Evans Moss; Line B, Mary McBride-Lee and Richard Salter.
136: Alfredo Castillo and Maria Zambrano-Viggiano; Line B, Joe Casco.
137: Aidee Nieves and Maria Valle; Line B, Hector Diaz and Milta Feliciano.
138: Line A, no candidates; Line B, Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith; Line C, Karen Jackson and Samia Suliman.
139: James Holloway and Eneida Martinez; Line B, Ernie Newton, Line C, Wanda Simmons.