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City Council Recounts Set

September 15th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Recounts will take place on Tuesday morning at the Margaret Morton Government Center in four districts following the results of Democratic primaries for City Council. Candidates must be within 20 votes to force a recount.

The following districts will be recounted:
130th, Scott Burns trails Pete Spain by 11 votes.

133rd where Jeanette Herron and Bob Keeley are tied. If recount shows a tie a runoff will settle it.

138th, all four candidates, Karen Jackson 218, incumbent Nessah Smith 215, Samia Suliman 203, Anthony Paoletto 202.

139th, Ernie Newton leads Wanda Simmons by 7 votes.

Recounts will take place 10 a.m. in conference rooms A and B on first floor.


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17 Comments so far ↓

  • Robert Teixeira

    Hey when did you guys vote. You need anything you let me know.


  • Robert Teixeira

    I predict Burns, Jeanette, Nessah, Anthony, and Ernie.

  • Bob Walsh

    Enied Martinez better concentrate on the recount because she can still be a spectator in the General Election.

    • LennieGrimaldi

      Good point, Troll. Assuming it’s Martinez and Ernie Newton on the Dem line in November, with Wanda Simmons running on the Working Families Party line, they cannot take the race for granted. The one that does will finish third.

  • DC Faber

    Nessah and Anthony are worthless as far as the City Council. They are in the pocket of Ganim and Testo; and Anthony is Ganims’ lap dog. I like Jackson/Smith if it has to be. Hopefully Smith can be redeemed in the eyes of the district even though she supported nothing she promised when a candidate 2 years ago.

    • Robert Teixeira

      DC they can’t be too deep in Testo’s pocket to not get the DTC endorsement.

    • John Marshall Lee

      Thank you for providing a “visual” that is so absurd that I can’t stop laughing. “LAPDOG” is what you said.

      Did you picture Ganim2 in his Mayor chair, with Anthony curled up on his lap, at peace with his placement so close to his master? Would someone take a picture for posterity? Does Anthony respond to being scratched behind his ears best, or perhaps under his chin? Down dog! Time will tell.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    Moses leads by 7 votes, eh? He must have family in the city.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    The people of the city of Bridgeport deserve better from our elected officials. It has been the same tired circus for too long. The same clowns and  jugglers and bad animals, the same calliope wheezing the same tired melody. 

  • Bill-CT

    Statute 9-311a provides that all candidates for a multiple opening office are involved when a close vote recount is required.

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      Statutes and ordinances don’t mean shit to Bridgeport politicians. Most City Council menbers cannot be nothered to attend the public speaking segments of CC meetings. They simply don’t give a rat’s ass about anything.

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