Tag: election

Meet the council candidates

We asked the Town Council candidates the following questions: 1) What do you see as the role of government in the City of Bristol? 2) The City of Bristol has put an emphasis on economic development, and reinvigorating the downtown…

Parties going to select candidates

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Bristol Republican and Democratic town committees will be hosting endorsement meetings, as they prepare for the 2019 municipal elections. The BRTC is hosting a pasta dinner (6 p.m.,) prior to their endorsement meeting (7…

Election results are in: Zoppo wins mayor’s seat

Democratic candidate Ellen Zoppo-Sassu won the mayor’s seat in Bristol with 6,413 votes, according to unofficial results reported by the Bristol Registrar of Voters. Two-term Republican incumbent Ken Cockayne received 5,030 votes. Write-in candidate Richard Kriscenski received 43 votes. Meanwhile,…

Campaign 2017 begins as Councilor D’Amato tosses his hat in the ring

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The 2017 local election season is underway as incumbent councilor, Anthony D’Amato in the first district is the first candidate to file campaign finance paperwork with the city clerk’s office. D’Amato filed the State Elections…

Election Results Are In: Cockayne re-elected mayor; Dems take over Board of Ed

After a close race against Democratic candidate Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Republican incumbent Ken Cockayne has been re-elected as the Mayor of Bristol. According to unofficial results from the Registrar of Voters office, Cockayne received a total of 6,084 votes, just 128…

Campaign 2015: Board of Education

The Observer asked the Board of Education candidates two questions: A) What have been the major educational successes or failures of the past two years B) If you are elected/ reelected, what do you see as the biggest priorities for…

Helpful election information

Who is running? Governor and Lieutenant Governor: Republican: Thomas C. Foley and Heather Somers. Democratic: Dannel P. Malloy and Nancy Wyman Working Families Party: Dannel P. Malloy and Nancy Wyman. Independent Party: Thomas C. Foley and Heather Somers Petitioning candidate:…

4 ballot questions await city voters Nov. 4

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER In 1975, Connecticut developed the City and Town Development Act to help fight high unemployment and other negative economic conditions statewide. Upon adoption and ratification, the act gives certain powers to a municipality to enhance…

Candidate profiles for Campaign 2014

The Observer asked each of the candidates for the city’s three house seats three questions of interest to Bristol residents. Candidates also were asked to provide brief biographies. Dan Santorso Democrat 78th District How would you assess Connecticut’s fiscal health?…

GOP accuses Malloy of circumventing campaign law

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican legislative leaders are accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Democrats of trying to circumvent Connecticut’s campaign finance laws and spend restricted contributions from state contractors. The claim lodged by…

State senate candidate Martin wants repeal of law that let accused murderer walk

Republican state senate candidate Henri Martin said in a campaign press release this week Gov. Dannel Malloy should repeal his controversial program that allowed accused child murderer Arthur Hapgood to get out of prison early late last year. The release…