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Entries Tagged as 'Jessica Martinez'

Take A Bow, Young Dems

September 14th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Nice to sniff fresh-brewed enthusiasm from young pols. The Greater Bridgeport Young Dems added flourish to the primary season. Its President Constance Vickers shares insight on the Young Dems Facebook page. I woke up this morning still exhausted from yesterday, in desperate need of an overdose of caffeine to make up for only a pittance […]

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No School Board Primary, Challenge Slate Petition Signatures Fall Short

August 12th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

A slate of JoAnn Kennedy, Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea fell short of the signatures required to wage a citywide Democratic primary for Board of Education. They needed more than 2200 certified signatures from registered Democrats in the city. That means party-endorsed Jessica Martinez, Chaila Robinson and Hernan Illingworth move on to the general election.

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You Like Primaries? You Got ‘Em

August 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office was Wednesday at 4 p.m. It looks like nine Democratic primaries in ten City Council districts. Elections officials are still reviewing some challenger petition sheets for certification, so additional names could be added but here’s a look so far. First two names party endorsed […]

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School Board Candidates Hope ‘Passion With A Purpose’ Carries To Victory

August 5th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Wednesday, 4 p.m. is the deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office to qualify for a September 12 primary, including three school board challengers to Democratic-endorsed Jessica Martinez, Chaila Robinson and Hernan Illingworth who’ll have their first fundraiser that night at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill inside Bass Pro Shops […]

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School Board Challengers Hope The Primary Math Adds Up

August 2nd, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In campaigns numbers speak volumes. Three challengers–JoAnn Kennedy, Eric Stewart-Alicea and Helen Losak–to the Democratic-endorsed Board of Education candidates have math on the mind in more ways than one, securing 2,245 certified signatures from registered Bridgeport Democrats to wage a citywide September 12 primary against Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson. They’re hustling in […]

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Thwarting The Opposition, Mario’s Signature Strategy

July 31st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

One of the pleasures–some would call it power–of serving as Democratic town chair is discretion to select the date of the party endorsement for respective candidates. “Selective” is a key word for Mario Testa who has a history of choosing a late endorsement date to handcuff potential pain-in-the ass opponents from securing petition signatures to […]

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Endorsed Dems Could Have Lots Of Primary Company

July 31st, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If they secure 2,245 certified signatures from registered Democrats in Bridgeport, three petitioners will wage a September 12 primary for Board of Education against endorsed candidates Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson. JoAnn Kennedy and 138th Town Committee members Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea who are aligned with school board member Maria Pereira will […]

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Three Young Dems Endorsed

July 25th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

News release from Young Dems: Yesterday, three members of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats (GBYD) were nominated by the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee for positions across the city at the annual nominating convention.

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