Working Families Party Endorses Simmons, Majewski For City Council In East End Fight Against Newton, Martinez

The Connecticut Working Families Party announced on Monday its endorsement of Democratic City Council candidates Wanda Simmons and Victoria Majewski challenging East End incumbents Ernie Newton and Eneida Martinez.

The endorsement provides the challengers a spot on the WFP’s general election ballot line in November. Simmons and Majewski are also trying to qualify for the September primary ballot against the endorsed candidates via signatures.

The WFP has had success in Bridgeport electing school board candidates, but most notably when the late Ed Gomes won a special election for State Senate in 2015.

From WFP:

The Connecticut Working Families Party (WFP) announced today its endorsement of Wanda Simmons and Victoria Majewski for the Bridgeport City Council District 139. With this endorsement, WFP seeks to bring a new generation of leaders turning the page on the self-dealing, corrupt policies of the current administration.

“Wanda Simmons and Victoria Majewski represent the change that Bridgeport needs, moving the city away from machine politics to citizen politics,” says Carlos Moreno, State Director of Connecticut Working Families Party. “The city needs leaders like them willing to put education, affordable housing, and police reform at the top of the agenda; a city that invests in working families, not those well-connected to City Hall.”

The Working Families Party endorsement comes with candidate training and strategic campaign support. All candidates are carefully vetted to ensure that they reflect the values of and commit to support the issues important to Working Families’ state committee members. Recent polling affirmed Working Families’ members vote for candidates who will fight hard for racial, environmental and economic justice, tax fairness, healthcare reform, strong public education system and immigration reform.

WFP-endorsed candidates appear on the WFP line on the ballot in the general election.



  1. I’m sure Ernie and what’s her face are not self -dealers, I could be wrong On that account, but what really pisses me off is where the hell is Gen Later’s Endorsements?

  2. The WFP is smart to endorse Simmons and Majewski.
    The incumbent’s case is overstated.
    They’re too connected with machine politics.
    Their originality is suspect.
    I’ve have a Bridgeport-themed website,
    Ernie Newton doesn’t even have a Bridgeport-themed handkerchief.

  3. Paul, you must be drunk if you think Ernie’s going to lose in the 139th! Not sure whether that’s ignorance or wishful thinking, but it’s not gonna happen either way! I see you failed to mention Victoria Majewski, what about her rhythm?

    1. Comrade, what about Wanda, does she have rhythm, and you failed to mention Martinzes “rhythm skills”. As for Ernie, he has rhythm, no doubt about that, even though Moses’ rhythm seems to lose perspective at times.

      As I said, it is a heavy lift for a non-rhythmic candidate in 139th to find a beat, pun intended. 🙂

      Hey wait a minute, was that rhythm thing a “bias” thing, like a white man can’t jump. 🙂

  4. Its been a long time since I’ve made any comments on OIB. Let me say this My partner and I don’t need endorsements to WIN this election. Just remember MS Simmons ran in 2017 in the primary and had the endorsement of the WFP. She lost in the primary and got less votes in the November election. We have the People of our Districts ENDORESMENT! Local Eyes, Bob Walsh and Mr. Fox have a nice Day!
    PS Maybe you three can come over and give your wisdom to them.

    1. Past experience does not guarantee future results.
      What’s good for Bridgeport is good for me and that means replacing the incumbents.
      Only 1 can be the best.

  5. Ernie, it’s just like Donnie said, just consider the source and with this one we all know that it’s 5 o’clock somewhere whe ever he makes a comment on OIB.


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