Brett Broesder, who served as communications director the final two years of Bill Finch’s mayoralty, has been hired by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin to lead communications.
Broesder, who began the job on Monday, joins the capital city at a time of major fiscal pressures. Bronin and Mayor Joe Ganim, as well as other large city mayors in Connecticut, will make their presence known during the legislative session as the state tries to close a budget deficit. State funds to cities could be on the chopping block. What happens in Hartford will impact Ganim’s budget proposal to the City Council.
Broesder worked long hours under Finch. He lost his city job as a result of Finch’s loss to Ganim in last September’s Democratic primary. He has worked on a wide array of government and political campaigns across the country. He has a B.A. in political science from Rhode Island College.
“I’m honored to join Mayor Bronin and his team,” said Broesder in a statement. “It’s an exciting time in the state’s capital city. I look forward to working with folks across the city to share Hartford’s story.”