With already more than $400,000 raised, Mayor Bill Finch has launched a campaign donation website as he seeks a third four-year term. Former Mayor Joe Ganim is in an exploratory phase for his old job. School board member Howard Gardner and East End committeeman Charlie Coviello are in the race. Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster is edging closer to a run.
Finch issued this eblast to his contact list today:
In Bridgeport, we’re making smart investments in the future by going green: creating green jobs and producing clean energy so our kids and grandkids will breathe easier.
That’s why I set out to develop the Eco-Technology Park. It’s all about encouraging green businesses to come here, thrive here, grow here, and most importantly, put more and more Bridgeporters to work here. Our efforts have resulted in hundreds of new jobs, and more than $10 million in annual personal income. And, we’re just getting started.
It’s also why we’re home to North America’’s largest fuel cell, producing enough clean energy to power 15,000 homes. And, we’re putting thousands of solar panels and another fuel cell atop an old and unused, powering an additional 5,000 homes with clean energy. We’re ensuring our kids and grandkids breathe easier, and folks at a national level are taking notice.
Our efforts to combat climate change in Bridgeport are working, and getting national acclaim. Here’s what the New York Times said today about the growth of clean energy production in Connecticut’s largest city:
“The enthusiastic support of Mayor Finch, who is also co-chairman of the United States Conference of Mayors Climate Change Protection Task Force, helped persuade reluctant utility companies to embrace alternative technologies.”
We’re working hard to make Bridgeport a place where our kids and grandkids will choose to live, work, and raise their families, too. And, I’m proud to say that we’re on the right track.
Bridgeport is on the way up. Let’s keep it going.