News release from Better Bridgeport:
Better Bridgeport today announced its endorsement of three candidates running this year for the Bridgeport City Council and five candidates running for the Bridgeport Board of Education.
For City Council, Better Bridgeport endorses Kyle Langan in the 132nd Council District (West Side–Brooklawn). Better Bridgeport also endorses Pete Spain and Christina Smith, both running for City Council in the 130th Council District (Black Rock–West End). All three candidates are running for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the September 12 primary election.
For the Board of Education, whose members are elected at large throughout the city, Better Bridgeport endorses JoAnn Kennedy, Eric Stewart-Alicea, and Helen Losak for the Democratic nomination and also endorses Chris Taylor and Joseph Sokolovic for the Republican nomination.
Candidates were selected for endorsement after they answered in writing an extensive set of questions from Better Bridgeport and submitted to personal interviews.
No incumbent offered answers in response to Better Bridgeport’s questions. Thus, no incumbent was invited for a personal interview nor considered for endorsement.
Better Bridgeport (on the web: www.BetterBPT.com) is a political action committee formed by citizens supporting candidates and policies to improve the governance, economic and cultural vitality of Bridgeport.
“We are thrilled to back this strong slate of citizen candidates,” said Jeanine Oburchay, chair of Better Bridgeport. “These candidates are eager to bring fresh ideas and energy to our city government. We’ve gotten to know each of these people. It’s evident each one cares deeply about our city. Each person we’ve endorsed is determined to make positive changes. Each embodies the same independence, integrity and transparency that we at Better Bridgeport value.
“Their dedication and commitment to our city is evident in their civic activism and engagement. We look forward to not only supporting their candidacy in this year’s important race but to working with them in the future on Bridgeport issues that provide justice and fairness to all.”
She added: “We love Bridgeport for its diversity, and so it is important to us to support candidates from across the City. This year our endorsed candidates live in Black Rock, North End, West Side, and East End.
ABOUT BETTER BRIDGEPORT
Better Bridgeport is a political committee that seeks to support policymakers and policies that will improve the economic and cultural vitality of our diverse city. We support independent-minded, evidence-based public servants who are dedicated to bringing innovative and equitable solutions to Bridgeport’s challenges. We’re committed to open, accountable and transparent methods to measure and report the city’s financials and trends, similar to those employed by leading U.S. cities. We believe that such an honest, professional, and proactive approach will educate more citizens and empower them to make a better Bridgeport for all.
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