BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Former Gov. Lowell Weicker has endorsed Mary-Jane Foster in her election bid for Bridgeport mayor.
“Mary-Jane’s life experiences: having been raised by a single mother, working her way through law school, advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence, running a business and working in education provides her with the type of perspective that Bridgeport needs,” said Weicker.
“I understand how important it is for any city, and especially Bridgeport, to have a leader in the mayor’s office that partners in the private sector, labor and government can trust. Foster is a leader we can all trust and is the only person running who can secure the commitments from a diverse group of people to move Bridgeport forward. I enthusiastically endorse her candidacy,” he continued.
The endorsement is part of growing support for Foster’s candidacy as an Independent Democrat this November. Current Mayor Bill Finch also endorsed Foster this week, throwing his support behind her in a bid to defeat Democratic candidate Joe Ganim, Republican Enrique Torres and Charles Coviello of the New Movement Party.
“I am so honored to gain the support of Governor Weicker. His commitment to Bridgeport saved our city, his principled independence is too often lacking in today’s politics, and his dedication to standing up to corruption is what we should strive for from all our public officials. I pledge I will do everything I can as mayor of Bridgeport to follow his example in providing independent and honest leadership,” said Foster.
Weicker, a Greenwich native, served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives and three in the U.S. Senate as a Republican before his stint as a one-term stint as governor.
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