Following the resignation of Marcus Brown, now a member of the Connecticut General Assembly, 132nd Democratic District Leader Tom Gaudett has released a questionnaire to solicit a replacement.
Bridgeport 132nd Town Committee
Re: Vacancy on the Bridgeport City Council for the 132nd District
Dear Democratic electors of the 132nd District,
Due to his new role as State Representative for the 127th District, Marcus Brown resigned his seat on the Bridgeport City Council last month. The City Charter now authorizes the City Council to fill the vacancy with a Democratic elector of the district by majority vote. While this leaves the 132nd Town Committee with no formal, legal role in the process, there is a long-standing tradition that the Town Committee for the district makes a recommendation of a candidate to the City Council.
The 132nd Town Committee has elected to conduct a public process to solicit potential candidates to fill the vacancy. Eligible candidates are asked to fill out the attached brief questionnaire and provide a resume by March 1st. This is an opportunity for candidates to tell us about their interest in the role, what qualifications they will bring to the role, and what their priorities would be as a City Councilperson. The Town Committee will then interview each of the candidates, and may endorse one of the candidates by majority vote. Ultimately, the City Council will use its discretion pursuant to its Charter authority to fill the vacancy.
— Must be a registered Democrat;
— Must be registered to vote in the 132nd>
Other Factors That May Be Taken Into Consideration:
— What side of the district the candidate lives on;
— How long the candidate has been a registered Democrat in the district;
— The candidate’s status as a city employee.
What to Submit:
— The brief questionnaire attached;
— A resume highlighting relevant experience and community involvement.
Where to Submit:
— Email the questionnaire and resume to email@example.com
*** SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY 8:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST ***
132nd District City Council Questionnaire
(Attach additional pages as needed)
2. Party Affiliation:
4. Please state your interest in the Office of City Council for the 132nd District. Why do you want to be on the City Council?
5. Please tell us about your qualifications for the Office of City Council, with a focus on your past civic/community involvement.
6. As a City Councilperson, what would be your priorities for the 132nd District and for Bridgeport as a whole?
7. Please attach a resume.