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Entries Tagged as 'Lee Samowitz'

Several Veteran Slates Win DTC Races, Some Challenge Slates Make Gains, Absentee Ballots Play Role, Pereira A Factor In Upper East Side

March 5th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE, includes link to unofficial results here: Veteran slates in Black Rock, North End, West Side and East Side were victorious on Tuesday while challenge slates in three other districts picked up a number of seats for election to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Seven of 10 districts had primaries. Absentee ballots made the difference […]

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Finally Here! Democratic Town Committee Primaries–Don’t Mess With Maria

March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair Maria Pereira, a registered Democrat, is passionate about her political work. So passionate, she’s handing out cut cards to her voter contacts in front of Hooker School precinct crossing out the names of town committee candidates she had supported including Pat Fardy and Ann Barney in the Upper East […]

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Showdown For Democratic Town Committe Primaries–What Slate Are You Supporting Tuesday?

March 3rd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What are you hearing on the eve of Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven political districts? It’s been a long time since the city’s experienced this type of action in so many districts. The winners will join the 90-member DTC that elects a chairman and endorses candidates for public office this year and next year […]

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Snow And Absentee Ballots Blanket Town Committee Primaries, Senior Voters: “We’re Waiting For Lydia”–Maria Pereira’s Vindictive Streak

February 27th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

With snow projected on the eve of Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven districts it looks like more votes will be cast via absentee ballot than electors showing at the polls. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed roughly 1000 absentee ballots with 400 having been returned. That means several hundred more will likely come […]

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Bad Blood Political Showdown In One Week, Town Committee Home Stretch

February 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In a scene from The Godfather, Clemenza schools Michael Corleone, practicing to Swiss cheese a corrupt police captain, about family rivalries. Michael: “How bad do you think it’s gonna be?” Clemenza: “Pretty goddamn bad. Probably all the other families will line up against us. That’s all right. These things gotta happen every five years or […]

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Bringing Tax Issue To The Max In Black Rock–Will It Work?

February 20th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One sure way to grab the attention of a homeowner in Black Rock, where voter turnout is easily the highest in the city, is to ask: “Are you happy with your property taxes?” That’s what former State Representative Lee Samowitz is doing on behalf of his Democratic Town Committee slate in the 130th District taking […]

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Step Right Up For Your Absentee Ballot (Sign Here, Please)

February 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Now available, absentee ballots for the March 4 Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven districts. It’s very possible some districts may tabulate more votes via absentee ballot than electors who actually show up to the polls. In these types of races, it’s a Bridgeport rite of passage, especially on the East Side where absentee ballot […]

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