State Senate-elect Marilyn Moore never crafted her campaign as something potentially historic, she just went about her business putting in the retail work–lighting up phone lines and knocking on doors–so required in these types of elections when the biggest prize at the top of the ticket is governor. Last Tuesday she became the first black […]
Entries Tagged as 'Margaret Morton'
November 9th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
We continue top stories of the year with the election of Andres Ayala to the State Senate that included a tough August primary battle against incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton who occupied the seat before corruption charges forced him from office seven years ago.
November 20th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Library
The Bridgeport education system has been the center of activity the past 18 months. We saw the Board of Education dissolve itself in favor of state control of city schools in 2011 that led to state appointed members, followed by a court challenge that led the Connecticut Supreme Court to order a special election for […]
July 6th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement
Dozens of supporters of Police Lieutenant David Daniels on Friday night protested his recent removal as head of the Community Services Division with a rally at the Margaret Morton Government Center on Broad Street followed by a march to Police Headquarters a few blocks away.
June 25th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
The renaming on Saturday of City Hall Annex to the Margaret E. Morton Government Center brought together politicians past and present including those the first African American woman in the Connecticut legislature influenced into positions of power and those who want to follow her ascension. Ernie Newton and Ed Gomes both have occupied the seat […]
June 23rd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Across the street from the original City Hall where Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1860, Mayor Bill Finch joined more than 150 friends, peers, supporters and family members of the granddaughter of a slave–the first African American woman to serve in the Connecticut General Assembly–renaming City Hall Annex the Margaret E. Morton Government Center. The dedication […]
June 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Decent, caring, dignified, tough; the late Margaret Morton holds a special place in city political history well beyond election as the first African American woman in the Connecticut State Senate following a landmark 1980 Democratic primary win. She proved against the odds that seemingly entrenched incumbents can be taken out. For Margaret Morton your word […]