The election results come in the wake of months of controversy in the town over a school-based mental health care center.
The race between Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and challenger John Gomes came down to the wire as absentee ballots were counted.
Democrats flipped seats in two CT cities and retained open seats in two more, while Republicans claimed wins in Milford and Wallingford.
CT Mirror is publishing results from local races across CT as the Secretary of the State’s office reports them. Keep up with the tallies here.
CT’s big cities had not reported voter turnout by noon, but the early turnout in other towns for today’s municipal elections was about 10%.
It’s a high-stakes Election Day for CT’s mayors, even one who’s not on the ballot, as voters choose top officials in 168 of 169 towns.
Debate over displaying a book that teaches children about pronouns at the Kent Memorial Library is affecting Suffield’s municipal elections.
Bridgeport’s mayoral race may involve the most drama and confusion, but there are other storylines in Tuesday’s local elections.
Democrats’ endorsement will be an initial test of who is best positioned to navigate shifting racial and geographic coalitions in Hartford.