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Entries Tagged as 'Angel Reyes'

Speedy Gonzalez Urges Support Of Peace And Progress Line

October 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez will appear on the November ballot as a petitioning candidate for Connecticut’s 130th State House seat occupied by Democrat Ezequiel Santiago. Winning the long-shot seat is not his ultimate goal. He’s looking to create an insurgent political party presence on the Peace and Progress line, as he shares in […]

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Will Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport Have Staying Power?

March 13th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Early 2013 looks like it’s shaping up as a long strange trip for the state’s largest city. A screwy budget cycle, a Democratic governor acting like he’s received a blood transfusion from a Republican–cut this, slash that, whack the cities–is causing much trepidation among city bean counters. To some degree Governor Dan Malloy’s austerity program […]

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Spineless Pols Take Note! New Citizen Action Group Organzing Public Forum In Support of Hennessy Government Reform Bill

March 8th, 2013 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

What pol will grow a spine? What political chickens will run for the hen house? The newly formed neighborhood action group Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport will host a public forum March 16, 2 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library on the long-shot legislative bill advanced by State Rep. Jack Hennessy that proposes to […]

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The Legislative Session Starts–Will Bridgeport Pols Bring Home The Bacon?

January 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The city’s eight-member legislative delegation will receive the oath office on Wednesday including Andres Ayala as the new state senator for Connecticut’s 23rd District and his cousin Christina Ayala who’ll replace him as the state representative in the 128th State House District covering the East Side and Hollow. The session will last into June and […]

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Political Lookback 2012: Christina Ayala’s Wild Election Ride

December 28th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Christina Ayala, part of a growing familial power base in the city that includes her mom Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala and cousin State Senator-elect Andres Ayala, certainly increased her name recognition around the state in 2012, but not in ways she had imagined.

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Christina Ayala’s Mighty Registration Advantage–Will Angel Reyes Run on The Working Families Line?

August 18th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Connecticut’s 128th House District has just two precincts, Marin School on the East Side and Geraldine Johnson School that serves voters in the Hollow. The two precincts combine for roughly 7000 registered Democrats. The Republican registration is just over 400. The unaffiliated vote is just under 3000. The ballot line-up for the November general election […]

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Ayala Defeats Newton In Close State Senate Primary–Finch Applauds Win–Christina Ayala Wins State House Primary

August 14th, 2012 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Unofficial results of State Senate primary including Stratford and absentee ballots: Ayala 2129, Newton 1739, Gomes 1138. State Rep. Andres Ayala, riding a mighty absentee ballot operation, a legislative base and the political organization of Mayor Bill Finch has won the Democratic primary for State Senate in Connecticut’s 23rd District, defeating incumbent Ed Gomes and […]

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