You thought you had to wait until the summer for the next round of primary season action? Hey, the state’s largest city marinates in primaries and we’re just around the corner from winter primaries for Democratic Town Committee seats. Fire up the absentee ballots!
Entries Tagged as 'Americo Santiago'
November 22nd, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
November 18th, 2013 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
With nearly $120,000 in campaign cash in the bank, Mayor Bill Finch is off to a mighty fundraising start at the midpoint of his second four-year term. Raising money will not be a problem for the mayor as he prepares for reelection in 2015. The larger questions: how will the next two budget cycles play […]
Tags: Americo Santiago·Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Carmen Lopez·Chris Caruso·Dan Malloy·Ernie Newton·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·John Gomes·Mary-Jane Foster·Norm Pattis·Paul Ganim·Ralph Ford
August 26th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Hispanics, by sheer numbers registered to vote in Bridgeport, are becoming a growing force in city elections. Both Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief elections official, and Sandi Ayala, Bridgeport’s Democratic Registrar of Voters, confirm Bridgeport has roughly 25,500 registered voters of Hispanic origin out of 69,963 total registered, approximately 36 […]
Tags: Alma Maya·Americo Santiago·Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Brandon Clark·Charlie Tisdale·Christina Ayala·David Hennessey·Denise Merrill·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Ezequiel Santiago·Howard Gardner·Katie Bukovsky·Lenny Paoletta·Mary Moran·Santa Ayala·Simon Castillo
August 21st, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez has a taste for reviewing campaign finance reports he claims contain dubious information provided by city political operatives. He’s attempting to turn a Democratic South End political organization into a cause célèbre with his filing of a campaign finance complaint. Joel represented this political district when he served on the […]
August 14th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Connecticut is way behind the times in early voting, something that could change next year when state electors vote on a constitutional amendment to move beyond excuse-only absentee voting. Meanwhile, political operatives will maneuver as many votes as possible via absentee ballot and that starts next week when absentee ballots become available for primaries for […]
August 13th, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Four weeks from today, September 10, Democratic primaries in four City Council districts will take place. Do voters care? The candidates do, or they had better if they want to prevail. Primaries for the city’s budget/legislative body will run largely below the radar of the citywide Democratic battle royal for Board of Education seats that […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Americo Santiago·Andres Ayala·Angel DePara·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Bob Halstead·Carlos Silva·Dan Malloy·Ezequiel Santiago·John Olson·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Manny Moutinho·Maria Valle·Milta Feliciano·Sue Brannelly·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt
March 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events
Looking into this. Dulce Nieves, chair of the Bridgeport Housing Authority, issued a memorandum today alerting the resignation of Nick Calace who served as executive director of the BHA for about eight years. In addition to Nieves, the BHA commissioners, according to the letterhead, are Shante Hanks, Sulton Stack, James Brown and Americo Santiago.