From the Finch campaign:
State Democratic Leadership Endorse Finch for Mayor. Former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT4) today endorsed Mayor Bill Finch in his bid for reelection.
Fellow mayors, Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Pedro Segarra of Hartford and John DeStefano of New Haven have also endorsed Mayor Finch.
Additionally, Mayor Finch has also received the endorsements of House Speaker Chris Donovan (D-84), House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey (D-88), Senate President Don Williams (D-29) and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-11).
“I am honored and proud to receive the endorsements of such highly regarded and respected lawmakers,” said Mayor Finch. “They have a proven track record of working hard for the residents of Bridgeport and our state. I’d like to thank each of them for their support as we continue to move the city forward.”
To date, Mayor Finch’s reelection has received endorsements from the following:
· Connecticut Post
· Attorney General George Jepsen
· State Sen. Anthony Musto
· State Rep. Auden Grogins
· State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago
· State Rep. Charles “Don” Clemons
· State Rep. Charles Stallworth
· City Council President Thomas McCarthy
· City Council Member Susan Brannelly
· City Council Member Martin McCarthy
· City Council Member Denese Taylor-Moye
· City Council Member M. Evette Brantley
· City Council Member Howard Austin
· City Council Member Michele Lyons
· City Council Member AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia
· City Council Member Warren Blunt
· City Council Member Richard K. Bonney
· City Council Member Angel M. dePara Jr.
· City Council Member Manuel Ayala
· City Council Member Lydia N. Martinez
· City Council Member Robert P. Curwen Sr.
· City Council Member Richard M. Paoletto Jr.
· City Council Member James Holloway
· City Council Candidate Leticia Colon
· City Council Candidate Rev. John Olson
· AFSCME Local 1522 and AFSCME Council 4
· Carpenters Union Local 210
· Connecticut Laborers’ District Council
· Fairfield County Building Trades
· International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
· Iron Workers Union Local 424
· Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) Local 40
· Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association of Connecticut
· United Food and Commercial Workers Union
· United Union Of Roofers, Waterproofers And Allied Workers Local 12