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Voter Guide: School Board, City Council Seats On The Ballot In Bridgeport

The Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport
The Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- “All politics is local:” That's the famous saying from House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip” O'Neill.

And the election Tuesday in Connecticut is all about local races, with voters heading to the polls to vote for their fellow town residents. These are the elected town officials who have a direct impact on property taxes, schools, police, town services and more.

The ballot in Bridgeport includes a question on library funding as well as races for the Board of Education and the City Council.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. To check your polling place, click here .

Here is the ballot:

Vote on the Question, Yes or No : "Shall a one thirty hundredths (1.30) mill tax be levied to operate a free public library and reading room?"

Board of Education (vote for three):

  • Hernan Illingworth - D
  • Jessica Martinez - D
  • Chaila Robinson - D
  • Joseph Sokolovic - R
  • John R. Weldon - R
  • Chris Taylor - R
  • Shavonne Davis - WFP
  • Howard Gardner - WFP
  • Sara Lewis - petitioning candidate

Board of Education (to fill vacancy) :

  • Sybil O. Allen - D
  • James A. Carbone - R

City Sheriff (vote for three):

  • Anderson Ayala - D
  • Dennis Scinto - D
  • Steve M.  Nelson - D
  • Enrique "Rick" Torres - R
  • Michael L. Moretti - R
  • Michael Garrett - R

Councilmen: Vote for any two in your district

District 130

  • Christina B. Smith - D
  • Peter D. Spain - D
  • Jeffrey Guttman - R
  • Michael J. Giannotti

District 131

  • Jack O. Banta - D
  • Denise Taylor-Moye - D
  • Terrance A.  Sullivan - R
  • Rosa M. Collins - R

District 132

  • Marcus Brown - D
  • Kyle Langan - D
  • Jeffrey E. Falberg - R
  • Peter Perillo - R

District 134

  • Michelle Lyons - D
  • Amymarie Vizzo-Paniccia - D
  • Anthony F. Lombardo - R
  • Anthony L. Puccio - R

District 135

  • Mary McBride-Lee - D
  • Rosalina Roman-Christy - D

District 136

  • Alfredo Castillo - D
  • Maria Zambrano-Viggiano - D
  • Roslin Marcelus - R
  • Philip E. Flynn - R

District 137

  • Aidee Nieves - D
  • Maria I. Valle - D
  • Luis A. Colon - R
  • Donald R. Christiansen - R

District 138

  • Nessah J. Smith - D
  • Karen Jackson - D
  • Jose L. Quiroga - R
  • Manuel G. Williamson - R

District 139

  • Ernest E. Newton II - D
  • Eneida Martinez - D
  • Jasmin Sanchez - R
  • John A. Rodriguez - R
  • Wanda R. Simmons - WFP
  • Cecil C. Young - Petitioning Candidate

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