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Entries Tagged as 'John Stafstrom'

Aided By Absentee Ballots, Stafstrom Narrowly Defeats Torres For State House

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 […]

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Steve Stafstrom’s Fundraising Haul In Black Rock–Bill, Joe and Mary-Jane Attend Party

January 21st, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It didn’t take long, one night in fact, for Democrat Steve Stafstrom to reach his fundraising threshold to qualify for public funding for the February 24 special election for State House.

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Steve Stafstrom Wins State House Endorsement

January 15th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant received the endorsement for the February 24 special election to fill the State House seat vacated by Auden Grogins who’s been nominated to the state bench.

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Steve Stafstrom To Run For Grogins’ Vacant Seat, Torres Considering Run

January 5th, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom tells OIB he will be a candidate when a special election is called to fill the State House seat of Auden Grogins who will be nominated to the Superior Court by Governor Dan Malloy. Stafstrom made one thing clear at the top of his priorities for the district, he will […]

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Who’ll Get Behind Wheel Of Ayala’s Seat? The City’s Political Fast Lane

December 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Now in the driver’s seat, Andres Ayala shouldn’t have to worry about his voting address anymore. On January 7, the state senator is scheduled to become commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. A special election will be scheduled to fill his vacancy. Could this be a free-for-all?

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Crack That Whip, Toot The Whistle, Check Your Watch, It’s Barnum Festival Time

May 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Led by 2014 Ringmaster Paul Timpanelli and dignitaries throughout Connecticut, the Whip, Whistle and Watch luncheon May 16th at a packed Bridgeport Holiday Inn kicked off the formal celebration of the Barnum Festival, the annual salute to legendary 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum. More on the Barnum Festival here.

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Step Right Up! Meet The Barnum Festival Ringmaster Paul Timpanelli

May 9th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum who created jobs and transformed the landscape of his adopted city Bridgeport. And now Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 26 years as chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, looks forward to serving as the ringmaster of the 2014 Barnum Festival–the […]

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Finch And Harp, Who Has Mayoral Juice In Hartford?

March 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The other day Mayor Bill Finch urged the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee to free up more state aid to help keep down local property taxes, an annual cry from big-city mayors lamenting small development footprints and a multitude of tax-exempt properties that minimize revenues in their cities. This is an election year for Democratic Governor […]

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