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.
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.”