In this election cycle for Board of Education and City Council, a number of work-in-progress coalitions are sizing up incumbent and party-endorsed challenges with July conventions on the horizon. In 2015 Joe Ganim ran on an education platform of more money and less intrusion from the chief executive. Ganim stands by his less intrusive stance than predecessor Bill Finch. But critics argue, show me the money.
CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more:
“Give Our Children a Chance” reads one of his glossy Democratic Primary mailers from 2015. On the flipside are pictures of the three Democratic candidates for Board of Education who ran with him: Dennis Bradley, Ben Walker and Maria Pereira.
All won the primary and then the general election. For Ganim, it was a second chance as mayor, after having served seven years in prison for corruption in office.
For Pereira, is was a return to the board after a two-year hiatus. But she is now a staunch opponent of the mayor, saying he has done nothing to help the worst-funded school district in the state.
“He has broken every single campaign promise,” Pereira said. “He promised me he was going to fund our schools. He promised me he would never interfere with the governance of the board.”
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