City Councilman Andre Baker tells OIB he’s considering a run for Board of Education with five school board seats up for grabs this November. The available seats are occupied by three incumbent Democrats, Tom Mulligan, Leticia Colon and Bobby Simmons and two members of Connecticut’s Working Families Party, Maria Pereira and Sauda Baraka.
Entries Tagged as 'Tom Mulligan'
June 18th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
June 7th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
Next month Democratic Town Committee members from 10 City Council districts will endorse candidates for the city’s legislative body. Bridgeport has 10 council districts with two representatives in each. All 20 members are Democrats. It’s been quiet out there so far about potential September challenges. You hearing anything? One district we can count for sure [...]
April 4th, 2013 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
When you’re outgunned nearly 10 to 1 by the city’s Democratic registration, it’s hard to bore through the party layers. But this is an election year for the all-Democratic City Council as well as five seats on the Board of Education where city Republicans could regain footing through minority-party representation controlled by members of Connecticut’s [...]
March 26th, 2013 · 54 Comments · Education
When Board of Education member Tom Mulligan served on the City Council he once referred to the meetings as the Monday Night Fights. Well the Monday Night Fights have now switched over to the Board of Education. So much for peace and love and diplomacy this holy week. New school board president Ken Moales Jr., a [...]
March 23rd, 2013 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Jacqui Kelleher will formally step down as president of the Board of Education Monday night, according to the agenda of the school board meeting. Kelleher, a cordial presence on the board, was challenged to keep board meetings moving at a reasonable pace during her six months in the role in the face of opposition from [...]
March 5th, 2013 · 35 Comments · Education
The day after the Bridgeport Board of Education approved by a 5-4 vote a three-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, members and supporters of the Connecticut Working Families Party are lashing out, including Maria Pereira, one of three WFP school board members who voted against Vallas.
March 4th, 2013 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
The Bridgeport Board of Education Monday night approved a new three-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas in a vote that continued a 5-4 split among the Democratic majority and the vocal opposition from members of the Connecticut Working Families Party. The thee-year deal came as a surprise as Vallas had postured publicly for [...]
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