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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Garrett'

Three’s A Crowd In Registrar’s Office?

August 29th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Long-time city activist and registered Republican Rosa Correa says she’s running as a petitioning candidate for the Office of Registrar of Voters to “awaken” disconnected GOP electors to participate in the election process. Gee, counters Republican Town Chairman Michael Garrett, Correa hasn’t even participated in recent Republican campaigns and has often been a friend to Democrats.

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City Republicans Call For A Seat At The Table

July 18th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Outside of Black Rock and a few pockets here and there, it’s lonely for Republican political operatives. During the 20-year period from 1971 to 1991 Republicans occupied the mayor’s office for 10 of those years. They had strong representation on the City Council and some state legislative seats. When 32-year-old Democrat Joe Ganim was elected […]

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Is Minority Party Representation On The Table For Charter Revision? Mike Garrett Says It Should Be

January 11th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Update with Mike Garrett comments: The seven-member Charter Revision Commission will look at reshaping the way school board members are chosen, among other items. The Bridgeport Board of Education is currently an elected body on hold as a result of state control of city schools that has created an appointed commission. Could a hybrid of elected […]

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Finch, Other Elected Officials, Start New Terms

December 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments · City Council, News and Events

More than two dozen elected officials led by Mayor Bill Finch received the oath of office in City Council chambers Thursday night. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen delivered the oath of office to Finch for his second term as Bridgeport’s 52nd mayor. Democratic Party Vice Chair Dorothy Guman administered the oath to City Clerk Fleeta Hudson while […]

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Non-Voters Are Brain Dead–What Does Finch Gain By Debating?

October 21st, 2011 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The Connecticut Post on Sunday published a package of stories (Inside the Machine) examining Mayor Bill Finch’s primary win over Mary-Jane Foster: the warchest, the role of the party apparatus, hundreds of “consultants” hired to churn out the vote, the bulging absentee ballot operation led by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and the queen of ABs […]

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Torres Seeks GOP Leadership

April 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments · State Politics

Rick Torres, former Republican candidate for mayor and Congress, wants to be the next Connecticut GOP chair. Rick is super conservative as Connecticut Republicans go, but maybe there’s an argument to be made there as the state GOP seeks to regain its footing within the state legislature, state constitutional offices and Congressional seats. Rick set off […]

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Voters Address Ballot Bungle

November 17th, 2010 · 17 Comments · Interviews, News and Events

It was a night to vent and that’s what a few dozen speakers did Tuesday night at City Hall Annex. Roughly 100 attended the meeting of the informal elections committee appointed by Mayor Bill Finch and chaired by former Mayor Nick Panuzio (see interview with Nick above)  tasked with reviewing the Election Day debacle of […]

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Mayor And Murphy, Plus: Merrick In Pol Pod

November 24th, 2009 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch has provided additional details in the hiring of former Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Murphy on a consulting basis. Murphy will be paid $24,000 in what is expected to be a roughly six-month assignment to enhance management-labor relations. See Finch news release below: Mayor Finch Continues Efforts to Professionalize City Workforce (November 23, […]

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