More than two dozen elected officials led by Mayor Bill Finch received the oath of office in City Council chambers Thursday night.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen delivered the oath of office to Finch for his second term as Bridgeport’s 52nd mayor. Democratic Party Vice Chair Dorothy Guman administered the oath to City Clerk Fleeta Hudson while Pastor Marco Palumbo did the same for Town Clerk Alma Maya.
State Rep. Rev. Charlie Stallworth served as master of ceremonies for the event. The processional was led by Bridgeport Fire and Police Honor Guards and bagpiper Raymond Collette.
City sheriffs, three Democrats and three Republicans, also received the oath of office: Wilfred Murphy, Dennis Scinto, Mitch Robles, Michael Garrett, Michael Moretti and David Goodman.
The following City Council members, by district, were also sworn into office. See their names below followed by the oath administer.
130 Susan T. Brannelly, Maura Brannelly O’Malley
130 Martin C. McCarthy, Melissa McCarthy
131 Leticia Colon, Americo Santiago
131 Denese Taylor-Moye, Probate Judge Paul Ganim
132 John W. Olson, John Stafstrom
132 M. Evette Brantley, Tarique McKnight
133 Thomas C. McCarthy, Maria Heller
133 Howard Austin, Sr., Dwayne Austin
134 Michelle Lyons, Patrice Hanko and Celeste Bologna
134 AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia, John Varrone
135 Warren Blunt, Lyle Hassan-Jones
135 Richard K. Bonney, Michelle Bonney-Gee
136 Angel M. dePara, Jr., Dorothy Guman
136 Carlos Silva, Dorothy Guman
137 Manuel Ayala, Anderson Ayala
137 Lydia N. Martinez, Carla Inez Gonzalez
138 Robert P. Curwen, Sr., Robert Curwen, Jr.
138 Richard M. Paoletto, Jr., Michael J. Marella, Jr.
139 James Holloway, Dr. Ralph Ford
139 Andre F. Baker Jr., Andre F. Baker, Sr.