FaithActs for Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. We are people of faith building power to get our children the education they deserve. 

    The goal of this Voter Guide is to inform our community about each candidate's background, goals, and education platform. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we don't endorse any candidate or party – we just want Bridgeport voters to claim their power and vote!

    Bridgeport’s Primary Election is on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in this Primary Election.

    This version of the Voter Guide includes all of the candidates who will appear on a Bridgeport ballot on August 14, 2018. After the Primary Election, FaithActs will update the Voter Guide to include all of the candidates who will appear on a Bridgeport ballot in the General Election on November 6, 2018. If you're a Bridgeport voter and you'd like a printed copy of the updated Voter Guide mailed to you, please commit to vote.

    If you’re an Unaffiliated voter, you can't vote in the Primary Election on August 14, 2018, but you can vote in the General Election on November 6, 2018. If you’re not sure whether you’re affiliated with a political party, please call the Bridgeport Registrar of Voters at 203-576-7281 between 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

    Candidates' views are presented for educational purposes only. FaithActs sent a questionnaire to every candidate who will appear on a Bridgeport ballot in 2018. Responses were limited to 75 words per question. Aside from editing for length, candidates' responses are presented exactly as submitted. Candidates who declined to respond are noted. If you have any questions, please email us: vote@faithactsedu.org.

    Key Dates:

    Key RESOURCES:

    • Vote.org: Register to vote online, check your polling place
    • FaithActs for Education: Text 203-583-8573 / Call 203-868-0443 / 160 Fairfield Ave - Commit to vote, get a ride to vote, volunteer
    • Bridgeport Registrar of Voters: 203-576-7281 / 999 Broad Street - Register to vote in person, check your polling place, check your party affiliation
    • Bridgeport Town Clerk: 203-576-7208 / 45 Lyon Terrace - Request an absentee ballot

    GOVERNOR CANDIDATES

    The Governor leads the State’s executive branch, including all state agencies. They make executive orders, propose state budgets, and veto or sign bills into law. View candidate profiles here.

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    Mark BouGHton, R

    Declined to Respond

    Tim Herbst, R

    Declined to Respond

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    Steve Obsitnik, R

    Declined to Respond

    Bob Stefanowski, R

    Declined to Respond

    David Stemerman, R

    Declined to Respond

     

    LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATES

    The Lieutenant Governor is the second-highest elected official in the State, and is the President of the Senate. View candidate profiles here.

    Eva Bermudez 

    Zimmerman, D

    Susan Bysiewicz, D

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    Joe Markley, R

    Declined to Respond

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    Jayme Stevenson, R

    Declined to Respond

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    Erin Stewart, R

    Declined to Respond

     

    UNITED STATES SENATE CANDIDATES

    United States Senators pass federal laws, approve presidential appointments, and ratify treaties with other countries. View candidate profiles here.

    Matthew Corey, R

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    Dominic Rapini, R

    Declined to Respond


    STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 23 CANDIDATES

    State Senators pass state laws, establish a state budget, raise and lower taxes, and uphold or override the Governor’s vetoes. View candidate profiles here.

    Dennis Bradley, D

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    Caz Mizera, R

    Declined to Respond

    John Rodriguez, R

    Aaron Turner, D


    STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 126 CANDIDATES

    Alongside State Senators, State Representatives pass state laws, establish a state budget, raise and lower taxes, and uphold or override the Governor’s vetoes. View candidate profiles here.

    ShantÉ Hanks, D

    Charlie Stallworth, D


    STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 128 CANDIDATES

    Alongside State Senators, State Representatives pass state laws, establish a state budget, raise and lower taxes, and uphold or override the Governor’s vetoes. View candidate profiles here.


    TREASURER CANDIDATES

    The Treasurer administers the State’s pension assets and investment funds. View candidate profiles here.

    Dita Bhargava, D

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    Thad Gray, R

    Declined to Respond

    Art Linares, R

    Shawn Wooden, D


    COMPTROLLER CANDIDATES

    The Comptroller provides accounting services, administers benefits, and prepares financial reports for the State.

    Mark Greenberg, R

    Declined to Respond

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    Kurt Miller, R

    Declined to Respond


    ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES

    The Attorney General serves as legal counsel to state agencies and represents the State in civil legal matters. View candidate profiles here.

    Sue Hatfield, R

    Chris Mattei, D

    John Shaban, R

    William Tong, D

     

    Thank you for committing to vote! We'll use this information to send reminders before the elections on August 14, 2018 and November 6, 2018. We won't share it with anyone. If you have questions, please email us: vote@faithactsedu.org.

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    FaithActs for Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. We are people of faith building power to get our children the education they deserve.

    The goal of this Voter Guide is to inform our community about each candidate's background, goals, and education platform. Candidates' views are presented for educational purposes only. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, FaithActs does not endorse any candidate or party. If you have any questions, please email us: vote@faithactsedu.org.

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