It’s not often the person you replace in the state legislature issues the oath of office. That happened Friday when Steve Stafstrom raised his hand before his predecessor, Superior Court Judge Auden Grogins whom he followed to represent Connecticut’s 129th State House District in Bridgeport.
Entries Tagged as 'Auden Grogins'
February 28th, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events
February 24th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Former Democratic City Councilman Steve Stafstrom has narrowly defeated Republican Enrique Torres in the State House special election, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar’s Office: Stafstrom 776, Torres 720. Torres won on the machines by 20 votes, according to returns. Absentee ballots placed Stafstrom over the top. On his Facebook page Stafstrom wrote “Thank […]
February 24th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
When polls opened Tuesday morning for the special elections for State House and State Senate, the temperature was record-breaking low. Do not despair, temps will rise into the balmy low 20s, according to weather reports. The average high in Bridgeport this time of year is 41 degrees. The record high? 60, set in 2012. How […]
February 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Here we go, the weekend before Tuesday’s special elections for State Senate and State House. The various camps have segued to get-out-the-vote mode.
February 20th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics
Testy, wonkish, comedic, grandiose: Thursday night’s 90-minute debate in the Burroughs Community Center filled by about 80 residents of Connecticut’s 129th State House District pretty much had it all, led by five candidates all of whom have served either on the City Council or in the state legislature. The debate was sponsored by the Black […]
February 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Politics, News and Events
Here’s your chance to watch candidates face the fire. The Black Rock Community Council will sponsor a debate Thursday 7 p.m. at the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, just days from the February 24 special election in Connecticut’s 129th State House District to fill the seat vacated by Auden Grogins, now on the state […]
February 15th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Candidates for the February 24 special election for State House shared their thoughts on a variety of issues on the News 12 Focus On Connecticut forum hosted by Tom Appleby. Link to program here.