Bridgeport’s David Walker part of “Make Gov’t Work” event

David Walker, ex-U.S. Comptroller General-turned-Bridgeport resident, will be among the panelists participating Friday in a “Make Government Work” event in Hartford.

Here are the particulars of the event, co-sponsored by No Labels:

“Make Government Work”

A Public Forum

Friday November 22nd

8:30 am to 12 noon

The Hartford Club, Hartford CT

Join the conversation about federal and state fiscal issues & CT competitiveness through job growth and education reform.

Speakers and Panelists will include:

Governor Dannel P. Malloy (invited)

Senator Richard Blumenthal

Congressman Jim Himes

Dave Walker, Former US Comptroller General

John Rathgeber, CEO of CBIA

Ted Buerger, No Labels

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo

Dr. Fred Carstensen, Director of CCEA

Wade Gibson, Policy Director,CT Voices for Children

Walker’s critics will scoff at the notion he’s someone who can make government work. But locally Walker, a pretty consistent critic of Mayor Bill Finch’s Democratic regime, is becoming more influential in city politics.

Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport, the Political Action Committee Walker helped found, backed some of the anti-establishment winners in the recent City Council and Board of Education elections.

There’s also been some talk of a possible run for statewide office.

And even Finch, whose administration wasn’t exactly giving Walker the time of day, has decided the mayor can no longer afford to dismiss the ex-comptroller.

Walker and the mayor met a few weeks ago for a private conversation. But Finch and his people obviously decided the mayor might benefit from letting folks know about the get together, and sent out the following photo/message on Twitter:


“David Walker and I agree, Alert the Media!! Baseball is Great.”




Brian Lockhart