Mayor-elect Joe Ganim on Monday unveiled his 75-member transition team at the Bridgeport Public Library that includes a cross section from government, political, business community and professional services led by chairs University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth. The transition team includes several committees scheduled to present […]
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November 17th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
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Voter Turnout For Mayoral Election Runs About Even With Statewide Average, Ganim Eyes McLevy Green For Inaugural
November 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Bridgeport’s general election turnout of 33.67 percent last week was about one point above the statewide average for municipal elections, according to statistics released by Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. The turnout in the city was substantially higher than the mayoral election four years ago, driven by Joe Ganim’s presence on the ballot. […]
November 5th, 2015 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Incorrigible policy wonk Jeff Kohut asserts in this commentary Bridgeport will rise under Joe Ganim. Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, was one of Ganim’s many campaign soldiers. Kohut maintains this time around Ganim will be a different Government Issued Joe. Most people of normal intellect and emotions love a come-back story–unless it involves murderers, […]
October 30th, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
More than 61,000 electors are eligible to vote in Tuesday’s historic mayoral election, 42,107 Democrats, 3,579 Republicans, 15,415 unaffiliated and 265 other, according to the most current registration summary. The Democratic primary turnout when Joe Ganim defeated incumbent Bill Finch was about one-third, the highest raw turnout for a mayoral primary in 30 years. If […]
October 12th, 2015 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Mary-Jane Foster’s Campaign Manager Tom Swan issued a statement Monday in response to Joe Ganim supporters questioning the veracity of Foster’s background, asserting “I realize that I should not be surprised that supporters of Joe Ganim, who had his sentence extended for lying under oath, would spread falsehoods to advance their political goals. It is […]
September 18th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Good grief, a policy wonk takes the prize for coming closest to Joe Ganim’s 405-vote victory over Bill Finch in Wednesday’s primary. Kohut predicted, based on an OIB contest, a 279-vote Ganim win. Kohut will receive dinner on OIB at the Bridgeport restaurant of his choice. Joseph’s Steak House?
September 14th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics
Following a commentary from former city activist Josh Nessen condemning Joe Ganim, in response city policy wonk Jeff Kohut claims the former mayor is wiser for his experiences. Josh Nessen wrote a detailed, factual piece about the battle between the grassroots movement of the 1990s to ameliorate the plight of the downtrodden people of the […]
August 31st, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
City policy wonk Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says any thought of a regional sewer deal with the suburbs should be flushed down the toilet. With history as our rationale and guide, Bridgeport should not be interested in entering into regional pacts with any of our neighbors at this juncture–especially Trumbull.