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State Rep. Stallworth Endorses Democrat Ganim For Bridgeport Mayor

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth has endorsed Joe Ganim for mayor.
State Rep. Charlie Stallworth has endorsed Joe Ganim for mayor. Photo Credit:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- State Rep. Charlie Stallworth (D-126) has announced his endorsement of Joe Ganim for mayor of Bridgeport.

"Joe’s campaign is a reflection of Bridgeport," said Stallworth in a press release. "There’s this sense of vitality and vibrancy that hasn’t been felt since he was mayor. What he says is what he means, and with substance.

“Taxes were kept low during the Ganim years, while all we’re seeing is higher taxes with the current administration. The business community is embracing Joe, and our communities were safer with a stronger police force. Joe’s connection with the African-American and Hispanic communities in this city will be refreshing and welcomed.”

Stallworth joins the Bridgeport Police Union in endorsing Ganim’s campaign, along with sitting City Clerk Fleeta Hudson and Town Clerk Alma Maya.

“I’m proud and humbled receive an endorsement from a respected community leader like Charlie Stallworth. Charlie knows the pressing issues affecting Bridgeport, and I look forward to working with him on the serious challenges ahead when elected Mayor of Bridgeport,” said Ganim in a press release.

Ganim, who was mayor of Bridgeport from 1991 to 2003, was convicted in 2003 on 16 federal corruption and bribery charges. He was sentenced to nine years in prison but was released in 2010.

Click here for a previous Daily Voice article about Ganim's campaign.

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