Four Weeks Left, The November Ballot Lineup, Who’s Your Horse?

Nov. 5 sample ballot
Sample of ballot from the 131st District.

On November 5th city voters will decide the future makeup of the City Council and Board of Education. Will the citywide turnout hit 10 percent? It’s been relatively quiet since September 10 when all Democratic-endorsed candidates were kneecapped by primary challengers. So what can we expect in the weeks leading up to election day? Can Republicans tap into the general voter anger and outmaneuver the Connecticut Working Families party candidates to win the two available minority party seats on the school board? If not, the little WFP will have coalition control of the school board. Will Republicans for City Council in the 130th District Rick Torres and Phil Blagys take out Democratic incumbents Sue Brannelly and Steve Stafstrom? Any surprises out there? Check out the full field of candidates:

Board of Education:
Democrats Andre Baker, Howard Gardner, David Hennessey; Republicans Joe Larcheveque, Stephen Best and John Weldon; Working Families Party, Sauda Baraka, Andre Baker and Eric Stewart-Alicea.

City Sheriff:
Democrats Dennis Scinto, Willie Murphy and Mitch Robles; Republicans David Goodman, Michael Moretti and Michael Garrett.

City Council:
130th District, Democrats Sue Brannelly and Steve Stafstrom; Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys.

131st District, Democrats Jack Banta and Denese Taylor-Moye; Republicans David Goodman and Ethan Book; petitioning candidate Rafael Mojica.

132nd District, Democrats Bob Halstead and Trish Swain; Republicans Corey Gordon and Jeffrey Falberg.

133rd District, Democrats Tom McCarthy and Howard Austin; Republicans Jose Morales and Brian Banacowski.

134th District, Democrats Michelle Lyons and AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia; Republicans Yolanda Rodriguez and Ruben Coriano.

135th District, Democrats Mary McBride-Lee and Richard Salter; Republicans Kathy Torres and James Keyser; petitioning candidate Mary McBride-Lee.

136th District, Democrats Richard DeJesus and Alfred Castillo; Republicans Philip Flynn and Anthony Pizighelli.

137th District, Democrats Lydia Martinez and Milta Feliciano; Republicans Luis Colon and Ramona Marquez; petitioning candidate Karen Jackson.

138th District, Democrats Richard Paoletto and Mike Marella; Republicans Anthony D’Amato and Quentin Dreher.

139th District, Democrats James Holloway and Eneida Martinez-Walker; Republicans Cecil Young and Fred Williamson.



  1. I feel many Democrats and Independents will be voting Republican. This madness must end sometime, Nov. 5 is as good a date as any. The taxpayers are sick and tired of the blatant abuse of power by this administration and Mario’s lackeys.

  2. Off topic but Will Curcio go the way of Capone?
    A federal court ruling is expected today in Gus Curcio’s attempt to quash a subpoena issued to his accountant by the IRS.

    The IRS claims Curcio, who has been identified by federal prosecutors as a Genovese Crime Family associate from Stratford, owes “in excess of $100,000 for outstanding tax liabilities for the 2003 through 2006 tax years.” according to federal court documents. Revenue Officer Joseph Darragh told Assistant U.S. Attorney John Hughes that his investigation failed to find “any bank accounts, wages, other income or assets” in Curcio’s name.

  3. LWV of Bpt Holding a Board of Ed Forum Oct. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St John’s Church, Fairfield & Park Aves. Free and open to the public. I am the event coordinator. All GOP. All WFP. 1 Andre Baker DEM has agreed to participate. Hennessey says he is trying to rearrange his schedule. Gardner has said not coming due to a conflicting fund raiser event for the Dem candidates, but perhaps he is coming. Gardner and Hennessey have been told they are most welcome right up to he last minute. The event will go forward with or without the two Dems.

  4. *** Is that it, no other invites to this BOE political gathering at St. Johns? The more the merrier when it comes to local forums like this for getting out much-needed information to all who attend and the voters! This should be advertised on local channels #88, WICC-60, WEBE-108, WPKN-89.5, WCUM-1450 and the public cable channels as well, and it’s all free because it’s public-service info, no? ***


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