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Former Rep Caruso Endorses Foster For Bridgeport Mayor

Mary-Jane Foster's bid for Bridgeport mayor has been endorsed by a former, 10-time state representative Chris Caruso.
Mary-Jane Foster's bid for Bridgeport mayor has been endorsed by a former, 10-time state representative Chris Caruso. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Former 10-term state Rep. Chris Caruso has endorsed mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, saying her bid for the office is positive for the city.

“I am honored that Rep. Caruso has endorsed my campaign for mayor,” Foster said in a statement. “He has been a leading voice for clean government and public integrity.”

Foster, an independent, is running against Enrique Torres, a Republican, Democrat Joe Ganim, the city’s former mayor who served more than seven years in federal prison after he was convicted of bribery and racketeering charges, and several other independent candidates, including Charles Coviello, Tony Barr, Christopher Taylor and David Daniels.

Caruso is widely known as a veteran lawmaker whose successes include playing leading roles in the passage of landmark reforms surrounding ethics, campaign finances, absentee ballot abuses and the end of political corruption.

"As a proud resident of Bridgeport, who has always loved the city and its people, I feel Bridgeport is at a critical juncture - where we will either go forward or relive the past,” Caruso said. "The city has begun to move in the right direction and I know that Mary-Jane will accelerate this growth, which will lead to tax relief for all of us."

Voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots on Election Day this coming Tuesday.

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