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Great Scott! A Switch For Mitch In The 131st District–Party Officer Selection Thursday

March 13th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On Thursday, 5:30 p.m. the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will select party officers at the Madison Avenue restaurant of Mario Testa who will seek another two-year term as party leader. On Monday recounts took place in three districts following last week’s primaries. A change occurred in the 131st District where a slate led by former city councilor Mary Bruce, former City Librarian Scott Hughes and activist Jorge Cruz has won six of nine seats against the slate of long-time District Leader Mitch Robles. Hughes is expected to become district leader.

A miscalculation of the initial results in the 131st brought forth amended counts in the district. Robles and City Council members Jack Banta and Denese Taylor-Moye ran on the same slate. Those three make up the minority bloc to the Bruce, Hughes, Cruz slate. The district covers the South End, Downtown and portion of West End. The new 90-member DTC below:

District 130

DANIEL ROACH, JOANN MANZO, MICHAEL MEEHAN, THOMAS MULLIGAN, JR., ERIC AMADO, JOY CLINE, DONNA CURRAN, ANNE LARCHEVEQUE, SCOTT BURNS.

District 131

SCOTT HUGHES, MARY L. BRUCE,  JACK BANTA, DENESE TAYLOR-MOYE, JORGE CRUZ, SR., MITCH ROBLES, MELODY THERGOOD, FRANCES DEMERY, MDSUFIAN AHMED.

District 132

MIKE FREDDINO, ANTHONY LANCIA, SR., CAROLYN ASKEW, JOHN OLSON, ELAINE PIVIROTTO, REGINALD WALKER, MARY EVETTE BRANTLEY, JULIAN BROWN, ROLANDA SMITH.

District 133

THOMAS McCARTHY, MICHAEL DEFILIPPO, SABINE KUCZO, PATRICK GORRELL, WAYNE RODRIGUEZ, ALBERTINA BAPTISTA, HERNAN ILLINGSWORTH, JEANETTE HERRON, SAMANTHA NELSON.

District 134

DENNIS SCINTO, JOHANNA DORGAN SOTO, MATTHEW CUMINOTTO, JR., JOHN FABRIZI, PATRICIA NOLAN,  THOMAS LYONS, MARILYN SANTACROCE, THOMAS GECEWICZ, STEVEN AUERBACH.

District 135

STEPHEN NELSON, WILFRED MURPHY, CARMEN ROMAN HATTON, ROBERT ANDERSON, ARNOLD WHITAKER, HARRY BELL, DARRETT EVANS MOSS, DORIS ROMAN NELSON, LINDA JONES.

District 136

CHRISTOPHER ROSARIO, WANDA GETER PATAKY, JACOB CASTILLO, LAWRENCE OSBORNE, FABIO MAZO, ANGEL DePARA, JR., JANET GOMES, THOMAS GAUDETT, JOSE MORALES.

District 137

LYDIA MARTINEZ, CARMEN HERNANDEZ, EDWIN FARROW, MARIA VALLE, WILFREDO MARTINEZ, AIDEE NIEVES, TATIANA URENA, JESSICA MARTINEZ, ANDERSON AYALA.

District 138

MARTHA SANTIAGO, ANTHONY PAOLETTO, ABRAHAM  DUQUE, TYREKE  BIRD, KEVIN MONKS, DOLORES FONSECA, RAFAEL FONSECA, JR., NESSAH SMITH, TONY BARR,

District 139

RALPH FORD., JR., CHARLES COVIELLO, JR., ELIZABETH BARNES, MAURICE BARNES, ERNEST NEWTON, CLEMENT YOUNG, KEITH WILLIAMS, ENEIDA MARTINEZ, BARBARA POUCHET.

town committee recanvass

Monday recount results.

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17 Comments so far ↓

  • Grin Ripper

    Great Caesar’s Ghost!
    Beware the Ides of March!
    Et Tu, Brute?

  • Ron Mackey

    Congratulation to Mary Louise Bruce, Mary has gone through a lot but has still been still supporting others and working for other Democratic on all levels. It was Mary Bruce who pull me into getting involve and to volunteer to her when she was a City Council member from the 131th district back in the late 1980′s and then a few years later to run and win the DTC on her slate. I glad to see Mary back on the DTC. I’m also proud of my neighbor, former City Librarian Scott Hughes, for staying involve and working hard for get his slate elected, hopefully Scott will become the district leader. I voted for eight of the winners, the only person that I didn’t vote for was Mitch Robles. Change has to start somewhere with the DTC and this is the start.

  • John Marshall Lee

    Congratulations to the challenge group in the 131st and their success. I have come to know and enjoy Mary Bruce’s vision and outlook during the past year as well as her actual local experience in citizen governance. Scott Hughes brought new ideas to the City that challenged City Hall and appealed to the voters of the day. This group should set up an alarm if they are not part of decision making as has been suggested in more than one part of the City. Mario has the majority. It will be interesting to see what he does with it…..for the City taxpayer parents and youth expecting educations….cause that’s what people in other communities care about…and failure to show ability in those areas can reveal an Achilles Heel, vulnerable to attack? Time will tell.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    Quite a few upstarts on the DTC now.

    • Frank Gyure

      Derek…Au Contraire.. The situation on the BPT DTC is just as bad as it was if not worse. For the next two years,primaries will be the only route to challenge Testa,Ganim,Hacks and Co.

  • Jimfox

    Beam em up Scotty!

  • Harvey Weintraub

    Hold the presses!..Mario just found 40 ab ballots in his trunk…err in the clerks office…

  • Mojo

    *** Great start for possible change in the 131st. district. Lets hope there’s transparentcy, open doors to meetings for district residents & a web-site on district news for the voters to start! ***

  • Frank Gyure

    To be honest..maybe it’s time to just forget about the DTC and focus only on the primaries. Maybe it’s time to make the BPT DTC completely irrelevant. No more challenge slate. The primaries will decide it all.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    Ancora una volta Mario Testa sarà il custode del libro degli stolti.

  • Mojo

    *** Change can come from many places however; the foundation of this party is in the individual 10 city district members and their ability to do their POL. homework towards seeking change! Not wanting to make any waves serves no purpose in the end. Knowledge is power & with that power you educate those in your districts & invite them to the local T.C meetings & other political meetings in the community that may affect them! Car & van pools for those that need transportation; record meetings, invite city, state & fed. POL’s. to speak on issues if possible. And always have voter registration cards available at all meetings,etc.. Make your local politicians that the districts 9-members T.C indorsed give a report every month @ these meetings to keep the members & community up to speed on local & state political news. All 10-districts need a big push towards a new local residents vaccine that will spread a new political fever to want to get involved, learn and vote smartly for change when the time comes! *** Slowly but surely said the tortoise to the hare! ***

  • Mojo

    *** Get well Lisa, veteran Pol’s experience on local political issues & elections is needed to educate the young up-coming voters and those interested in getting in the foxhole political trenches towards smarter, better, decision making for our communities in general, “God Willing”. ***

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