BRIDGEPORT – With the Democratic nomination this week of three state-appointed school board members to fill vacant seats one the Bridgeport Board of Education through the electoral process, the only question leading up to the special election on September 4 is if the fourth seat will go to a Republican or a member of the Working Families Party which already has two returning members on the nine-member panel.
I am waiting to hear back.
Rev. Kenneth Moales, Hernan Illingworth and Jacqueline Kelleher were the only practicing member of the state-appointed board eligible to be elected as they all live in the city. The rest live out of town and Michelle Black Smith-Tompkins who does have a local address, disappeared from board meetings about a month after she was appointed.
So, in any case, it appears there will definitely be a blend of the old and new board this fall. It’s going to be interesting.
Feel free to tell me what you think.