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Entries Tagged as 'Steve Best'

Republican Campaign Strategy For School Board, Individual Candidacy Versus Team Approach

October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

What must Republicans do to win seats on the Board of Education? Judging by the GOP strategy so far running as a team is not on the list. The three candidates for Board of Education Joe Larcheveque, Steve Best and John Weldon are presenting themselves as individual alternative choices to the status quo rather than […]

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John Weldon, School Board Candidate, Urges Civility

October 11th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Republican candidate for Board of Education John Weldon has launched a website www.weldon2013.com/ and among the menu of issues he addresses is “Civility” with a link to a video of the raucous school board meeting in February featuring Chairman Ken Moales declaring board member Maria Pereira is “acting like you’re on Ritalin or special ed.” That […]

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Four Weeks Left, The November Ballot Lineup, Who’s Your Horse?

October 8th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On November 5th city voters will decide the future makeup of the City Council and Board of Education. Will the citywide turnout hit 10 percent? It’s been relatively quiet since September 10 when all Democratic-endorsed candidates were kneecapped by primary challengers. So what can we expect in the weeks leading up to election day? Can […]

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Political Action Group Announces General Election Endorsements

October 3rd, 2013 · 94 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The political action group Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport on Thursday issued endorsements for five citywide school board seats and selected City Council districts. The group endorsed for Board of Education Democrats Andre Baker, Howard Gardner and Dave Hennessey and Republicans Joe Larcheveque and Steve Best. Baker’s name will also appear on the Connecticut […]

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Hennessy: Dems On The Rocks–Whacks ‘Corrupt Machine And Political Bosses’

October 3rd, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Leave it to maverick Democratic State Rep. Jack Hennessy for a fiery quote. He posted this unabashed endorsement on his Facebook page on behalf of the Board of Education candidates running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line Nov. 5th. “Now is the time to take back our city from the corrupt Machine and political […]

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League Of Women Voters To Host School Board Forum

September 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Did we forget there’s a general election November 5th? The League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area will conduct a public forum featuring candidates for five open seats on the Bridgeport Board of Education October 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, corner of Park and Fairfield Avenues.

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In Politics Be Very Careful What You Wish For, The School Board Lesson

September 16th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Four years ago Democratic political operatives were feeling cheeky toward city Republicans. The Connecticut Working Families, a party split off from Democrats financed largely by labor unions, featured two candidates for Board of Education, Sauda Baraka, a Republican who had a falling-out with local GOP leadership, and newcomer to politics Maria Pereira, a city school […]

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