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Entries Tagged as 'Maryli Secrest'

April 2015 News Highlights, ‘Run Joe, Run,’ Finch Proposes No Tax Increase, Foster Hits Finch On Low Police Staffing

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

Who played the fool in April 2015? News highlights. Show us the money, honey. Moolah is the mother’s milk of political campaigns. Nothing like a little milk and honey, right? Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster has launched her Facebook page with an appeal to click her contribution website. Mayor Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Howard […]

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Tit For Tat: Ganim Campaign Files Federal Complaint Against Finch Campaign

September 11th, 2015 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

And the political drum beat goes on … you file a complaint, we file a complaint. A legal representative of Joe Ganim’s campaign has filed a complaint with federal authorities charging that political operatives of Mayor Bill Finch leveraged connections with the election division of state government that usurped the authority of the Bridgeport Registrar […]

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Fetch! The Chase Is On For Absentee Ballots, Confusion Mounts

September 11th, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

This nutty election cycle just added a few more Goobers. State elections officials on Thursday advised Town Clerk Alma Maya because she did not receive a complete schedule of supervised balloting locations from Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala, Maya must mail all of those requests to absentee ballot applicants that were set aside. As a result, […]

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Finch Campaign Files Complaint With State Over Supervised Balloting

September 9th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s Campaign Manager Maryli Secrest has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State regarding “the disenfranchise of electors who have requested an absentee ballot and will be prevented from voting by this process.”

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Ganim Proposes Public Integrity Office, Finch: Keep Ganim Out Of Office

August 10th, 2015 · 65 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Backed by the retired FBI agent who locked him up, former Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday a proposal to create an Office of Public Integrity declaring  it “must be independent and nonpartisan. It should have jurisdiction to have oversight of all aspects of Bridgeport’s government operations, agencies, and authorities.” Ganim said if elected mayor […]

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Ganim Qualifies For Dem Primary–Foster: Finch A Congenital Liar, Finch: Foster And Ganim Playing Ballot Footsies For Primary

August 6th, 2015 · 48 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala announced Thursday afternoon former Mayor Joe Ganim has qualified for the September 16 Democratic primary in an effort to regain his old job against Bill Finch. Mary-Jane Foster is awaiting word on her petition signatures, and that process will likely go into next week. About 1900 certified signatures are required. Meanwhile […]

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Ganim’s First Mailer: ‘Made Mistakes, Paid For Them’–Were They Mistakes Or By Design? Finch Campaign: Ganim Can’t Be Trusted

August 2nd, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In his first campaign mailer, former Mayor Joe Ganim tries to immunize himself from opponent criticism declaring “I did good things as Bridgeport’s Mayor … My opponents are going to launch a tirade of personal attacks against me never before seen in Bridgeport’s history.” Of course opponents will argue never before in Bridgeport’s history did […]

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Ganim Drops 2,000 Dem Signatures At Registrar’s Office For Ballot Quest

July 28th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim says his campaign has submitted more than 2,000 petition signatures to election officials in his effort to qualify for the September 16 Democratic mayoral primary against party-endorsed incumbent Bill Finch. Ganim needs approximately 1,900 certified signatures from Democratic electors in the city with more than two weeks left to qualify. The […]

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