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Sen. Ayala opposing Rep. Hennessy’s conflict-of-interest bill

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that state Sen. Andres Ayala, D-Bridgeport, opposes an effort by legislative colleague Rep. Jack Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, to keep city employees from running for the City Council.

As Ayala explained in our interview, during his ten years as a council member he was simultaneously employed by the Bridgeport Board of Education.

Categories: General
Brian Lockhart

4 Responses

  1. Nancy Hadley says:

    It is a certainly a surprise to me. My State Senator needs to recognize that the Bridgeport City Charter requires the prohibition. He should support changing the state law to respect Home Rule and encourage the rest of the Bridgeport delegation to do the same.

  2. Harry Kowalkski says:

    uncle manny I believe is on the city council

  3. Trying to make all the connections – Rep. Christina Ayala, his cousin works for ABCD, a nonprofit city job, her father, Senator Ayala’s uncle is Teto Ayala, lost his license to teach, for selling heroin, and his Aunt Sandy, Christina’s mother is the Registrar of Voters, city job. It is no wonder he does not support this amendment. The City Charter, voted on by the citizens of Bridgeport says; if you are a city employee, you may not serve on the City Council. The city attorney says; the state statute over rules our City Charter. Is everyone opposing this measure related to or have a job with the city of Bridgeport? Geez, time for this to stop!

  4. sadinbpt says:

    gross. but not unexpected. parasite