Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a fierce critic of Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies threatening to poach votes from the incumbent, was notified on Friday by state elections officials he did not secure enough signatures from qualified electors to make the November ballot. He needed 7,500. He received 4,318. Several Bridgeport residents had […]
Entries Tagged as 'Jonathan Pelto'
August 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
August 23rd, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto writes “it appears increasingly likely that we will fall short of the 7,500 ‘valid’ signatures to get on the ballot.” State election officials are reviewing the signature petitions of Pelto, a critic of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies. Pelto’s presence on the ballot could siphon votes from Malloy […]
August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics
The state education chief whose school reform policies caused much agita among public school teachers and lobbied the hiring of Paul Vallas as Bridgeport school leader is saying sayonara. From the Hartford Courant: Stefan Pryor, the controversial state education commissioner, will leave his post and is “actively seeking new professional opportunities,” according to Gov. Dannel […]
August 13th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Marilyn Moore’s primary win over incumbent State Senator Anthony Musto places her against Republican Town Councilman Rick Costantini, an attorney with roots in Bridgeport, in the November general election. While the candidates bring party support bases to the table, the city-suburban district includes roughly 20,000 unaffiliated voters who can swing the difference.
August 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics
Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a critic of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies, is awaiting word if he has secured enough certified signatures to qualify for the November ballot as a petitioning candidate poised to poach votes from Malloy. Pelto and his Bridgeport supporters say it’s all for a good cause. From […]
August 4th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
OIB friend Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent asked petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto in a video interview, “Would you feel guilty the day after the election if Democrats lost because you ran?” No way, says Pelto who adds he’s sending a message that Democrats cannot walk away from their constituencies.
July 31st, 2014 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
A new poll by Vox Populi Polling shows a statistical dead heat between Governor Dan Malloy and Republican endorsed Tom Foley who faces an August 12 primary from State Senator John McKinney. Malloy and Foley squared off in a tight election in 2010.