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 'Sal DePiano'
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.
August 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
George “Doc” Gunther could say just about anything to anyone and get away with it. It’s probably because he never concerned himself with choosing words carefully. He told governors to kiss off, reminded reporters they were full of crap, observed to women their skirts weren’t short enough. He was a doc, right?–he could say those […]
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 […]
June 4th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment
From Connecticut general statutes 9-610 (d) (1) No incumbent holding office shall, during the three months preceding an election in which he is a candidate for reelection or election to another office, use public funds to mail or print flyers or other promotional materials intended to bring about his election or reelection. The key word […]
March 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Margaret Morton Margaret Morton, the first African American woman elected to the Connecticut State Senate, was a transformational figure in city politics. She passed away on Saturday. She has a political legacy in the city like no other.