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This Voter Guide was prepared by FaithActs for Education, 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. FaithActs doesn’t endorse any candidate or party – we just want Bridgeport voters to claim their power and vote!

This Voter Guide includes all of the candidates who appeared on a Bridgeport ballot on November 6, 2018. It also includes sample ballots from every Bridgeport polling place, and information about the two ballot questions.

Every candidate was invited to answer a questionnaire and appear in this Voter Guide. Candidates’ views are presented for informational purposes only. Candidates who declined to respond are noted.


Key RESOURCES


Ballot Questions

On November 6, 2018, you’ll be asked to vote on the following two questions. Learn more about the ballot questions here.

  1. Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to ensure (1) that all moneys contained in the Special Transportation Fund be used solely for transportation purposes, including the payment of debts of the state incurred for transportation purposes, and (2) that sources of funds deposited in the Special Transportation Fund be deposited in said fund so long as such sources are authorized by statute to be collected or received by the state? Learn more.

  2. Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to require (1) a public hearing and the enactment of legislation limited in subject matter to the transfer, sale or disposition of state-owned or state controlled real property or interests in real property in order for the General Assembly to require a state agency to sell, transfer or dispose of any real property or interest in real property that is under the custody or control of the agency, and (2) if such property is under the custody or control of the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, that such enactment of legislation be passed by a two-thirds vote of the total membership of each house of the General Assembly? Learn more.


SAMPLE BALLOTS

Select your polling place below to view a sample ballot for November 6, 2018:

GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATES

In the General Election, candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor are running together as a team. You’ll see both of their names appear together on a ballot, and you’ll vote for your choice of pairs.

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

Oz Griebel

Griebel Frank for CT Party
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Monte Frank

Griebel Frank for CT Party
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Rodney Hanscomb

Libertarian Party
Declined to Respond

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Jeffrey Thibeault

Libertarian Party
Declined to Respond

Ned Lamont

Democratic and Working Families Party
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Susan Bysiewicz

Democratic and Working Families Party
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Bob Stefanowski

Republican and Independent Party
Declined to Respond

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Joe Markley

Republican and Independent Party
Declined to Respond

Mark Stewart Greenstein

Amigo Constitution Liberty Party
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John Demitrus

Amigo Constitution Liberty Party
Declined to Respond


UNITED STATES SENATOR CANDIDATES

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

Matthew Corey

Republican Party
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Richard Lion

Libertarian Party
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Chris Murphy

Democratic & Working Families Party
Declined to Respond

Jeff Russell


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS CANDIDATES

Representatives in Congress pass federal laws, raise and lower taxes, and impeach federal officers. View candidate profiles here.

Harry Arora

Republican & Independent Party
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Jim Himes

Democratic Party
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STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 22 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.

RICH DEECKEN

Republican & Independent Party
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MARILYN MOORE

Democratic & Working Families Party
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STATE SENATOR, 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

Democratic Party
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John Rodriguez

Republican Party
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 124 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.

ANDRE BAKER

Democratic Party
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JOSE QUIROGA

Republican Party
Declined to Respond


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 127 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.

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Jack Hennessy

Democratic & Working Families Party
Declined to Respond

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Peter Perillo

Republican Party
Declined to Respond


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.

Manuel Bataguas

Republican Party
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Charlie Stallworth

Democratic Party
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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.

Ethan Book

Republican Party
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Chris Rosario

Democratic Party
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 129 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.

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Vallorie Clark

Republican Party
Declined to Respond

Steve Stafstrom

Democratic Party
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 130 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.

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Ezequiel santiago

Democratic Party
Declined to Respond

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Terry Sullivan

Republican Party
Declined to Respond


SECRETARY OF THE STATE CANDIDATES

The Secretary of the State administers Connecticut’s elections and approves business incorporations. View candidate profiles here.

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Susan Chapman

Republican and Independent Party
Declined to Respond

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Mike Derosa

Green Party
Declined to Respond

Heather Gwynn

Libertarian Party
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Denise MerRill

Democratic and Working Families Party
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TREASURER CANDIDATES

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

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Jesse Brohinsky

Libertarian Party
Declined to Respond

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Thad Gray

Republican & Independent Party
Declined to Respond

Shawn Wooden

Democratic & Working Families Party
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COMPTROLLER CANDIDATES

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

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Ed Heflin

Green Party
Declined to Respond

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Kevin Lembo

Democratic and Working Families Party
Declined to Respond

Kurt Miller

Republican and Independent Party
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Paul Passarelli

Libertarian Party
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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.

Peter Goselin

Sue Hatfield

Republican and Independent Party
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William Tong

Democratic and Working Families Party
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JUDGE OF PROBATE CANDIDATES

Probate Court judges make sure that a deceased person’s debts are paid and property is distributed.

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Paul Ganim

Democratic Party
Declined to Respond

 

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS CANDIDATES

Registrars of Voters register voters, determine polling places, and conduct elections.

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SantA Ayala

Democratic Party
Declined to Respond

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Linda Grace

Republican Party
Declined to Respond

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