Finch, Other Elected Officials, Start New Terms

More than two dozen elected officials led by Mayor Bill Finch received the oath of office in City Council chambers Thursday night.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen delivered the oath of office to Finch for his second term as Bridgeport’s 52nd mayor. Democratic Party Vice Chair Dorothy Guman administered the oath to City Clerk Fleeta Hudson while Pastor Marco Palumbo did the same for Town Clerk Alma Maya.

State Rep. Rev. Charlie Stallworth served as master of ceremonies for the event. The processional was led by Bridgeport Fire and Police Honor Guards and bagpiper Raymond Collette.

City sheriffs, three Democrats and three Republicans, also received the oath of office: Wilfred Murphy, Dennis Scinto, Mitch Robles, Michael Garrett, Michael Moretti and David Goodman.

The following City Council members, by district, were also sworn into office. See their names below followed by the oath administer.

130 Susan T. Brannelly, Maura Brannelly O’Malley

130 Martin C. McCarthy, Melissa McCarthy

131 Leticia Colon, Americo Santiago

131 Denese Taylor-Moye, Probate Judge Paul Ganim

132 John W. Olson, John Stafstrom

132 M. Evette Brantley, Tarique McKnight

133 Thomas C. McCarthy, Maria Heller

133 Howard Austin, Sr., Dwayne Austin

134 Michelle Lyons, Patrice Hanko and Celeste Bologna

134 AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia, John Varrone

135 Warren Blunt, Lyle Hassan-Jones

135 Richard K. Bonney, Michelle Bonney-Gee

136 Angel M. dePara, Jr.,  Dorothy Guman

136 Carlos Silva, Dorothy Guman

137 Manuel Ayala, Anderson Ayala

137 Lydia N. Martinez, Carla Inez Gonzalez

138 Robert P. Curwen, Sr., Robert Curwen, Jr.

138 Richard M. Paoletto, Jr., Michael J. Marella, Jr.

139 James Holloway, Dr. Ralph Ford

139 Andre F. Baker Jr.,  Andre F. Baker, Sr.



  1. Blah, blah, blah; let’s hear some real news. Like the fact that TC (not Andy), Finch’s anti-blight guy was escorted out of the City Hall Annex yesterday by several large police officers. What’s up with that? Rumors are flying.

    1. city hall smoker // Dec 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm
      To your posting

      city hall smoker …
      I hope you will keep your ears open and let us know if there is a “fallen angel” in the Finch administration. We are so aware each and everyone in the Finch administration is so conscious about adhering to a code of ethical behavior that reflects a dedication to serving the needs of the public. So if TC’s recent interaction with the City Police says something different, let us know.

      Let’s have lunch … 203-915-4924 … soon.

  2. Need to watch carefully since that is the NRZ office. The NRZs want transparency and accountability. That office was often caught in a no-win situation since the administration is anything but open, accountable and transparent.


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