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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Garrett'

How Many Times Have You Voted? Larger Turnout In City

November 8th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a beautiful day, Bridgeport turnout at the midway point of voting was running ahead of the last presidential cycle four years ago when 52 percent of registered electors voted. Many voters waited in line for an hour to cast a ballot. Others report the line was so long they left to return during off-peak […]

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Online Voter Registration Swamps Election Workers

October 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

City election officials have registered thousands of voters in this presidential cycle led by the new online registration available at the Connecticut Secretary of the State website. See here. “To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the […]

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November Ballot Lineup

October 11th, 2016 · No Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ballots have been printed for the Nov. 8 general election. The example above is for the 127th State House District that covers candidates for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, State Senate, State House and Registrar of Voters.

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Moore-Hammers The Featured Race Among Legislative Races

October 4th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Five weeks from the general election with Hillary and The Donald the featured attraction in an historic race, but closer to home we have eight legislative races with Republicans mounting full slates against incumbent Democrats.

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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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