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Bridgeport's Ganim Endorses Clinton In Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton is the front-runner in Connecticut in the 2016 race for president. Hillary for Connecticut announced the endorsement of 27 mayors and first selectmen across the state of Connecticut.
Hillary Clinton is the front-runner in Connecticut in the 2016 race for president. Hillary for Connecticut announced the endorsement of 27 mayors and first selectmen across the state of Connecticut. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Hillary for Connecticut announced the endorsement of 27 mayors and first selectmen across the state of Connecticut, including those from Bridgeport, Bethel, Ridgefield, Stamford, Redding, Norwalk and Fairfield.

"Hillary Clinton...has dedicated her entire adult life to serving those less fortunate in our country, and knows what our cities need to become vibrant communities in a data-based economy,” said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim.

"Secretary Clinton is extremely well-qualified, pragmatic and will take the necessary steps to move our country forward,” said Stamford Mayor David Martin.

The Connecticut Democratic presidential primary is on April 26. Following is a list of mayors and first selectmen across Connecticut who have endorsed Hillary for president:

  • Luke Bronin, Mayor of Hartford
  • Daniel Drew, Mayor of Middletown
  • Troy Frassinelli, First Selectman of Stafford
  • Marian Galbraith, Mayor of Groton
  • Joseph Ganim, Mayor of Bridgeport
  • Derry Gorski, First Selectman of Bethany
  • Toni Harp, Mayor of New Haven
  • Lisa Heavner, Mayor of Simsbury
  • Deb Hinchey, Mayor of Norwich
  • Catherine Iino, First Selectman of Killingworth
  • Richard Ives, First Selectman of Brooklyn
  • Matthew Knickerbocker, First Selectman of Bethel
  • Marcia Leclerc, Mayor of East Hartford
  • Rudy Marconi, First Selectman of Ridgefield
  • David Martin, Mayor of Stamford
  • Ron McDaniel, Mayor of Montville
  • Jay Moran, Mayor of Manchester
  • Edward O’Brien, Mayor of West Haven
  • Neil O’Leary, Mayor of Waterbury
  • Michael Passero, Mayor of New London
  • Julia Pemberton, First Selectman of Redding
  • Althea Candy Perez, Mayor of Winchester
  • Gordon Ridgway, First Selectman of Cornwall
  • Harry Rilling, Mayor of Norwalk
  • Ellen Scalettar, First Selectman of Woodbridge
  • Scott Slifka, Mayor of West Hartford
  • Michael Tetreau, First Selectman of Fairfield

"Hillary Clinton understands deeply how the scourge of gun violence has afflicted families and communities all across our nation, and we embrace her sensitivity to the issue in this urban center," said New Haven Mayor Toni Harp.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said, “(Hillary Clinton) understands the urgent need to invest in our cities and in our infrastructure, she’s taken a strong stand in support of criminal justice reform, and she is by far the most prepared and qualified candidate to serve as our commander in chief."

"Secretary Clinton is by far the best candidate to support Connecticut families," said Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary.

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