BRIDGEPORT — The Connecticut Working Families Party met Saturday to pick its candidates for the city Board of Education and incumbent Maria Pereira isn’t one of them.
The Party is endorsing incumbent Sauda Baraka, Andre Baker, who is a member of the city council, and Eric Stewart-Alicea, who is vice president of the District Parent Advisory Council. Taylor Leake, a party spokesman said Pereira was not running for re-election.
Here is the party release:
The Connecticut Working Families Party has nominated a strong slate of candidates in the race for Bridgeport Board of Education. In addition to incumbent Sauda Baraka, the Working Families Party has nominated Eric Stewart-Alicea and Andre Baker.
Sauda Baraka has been on the Bridgeport Board of Education since 2005, and has been a tireless advocate for improving Bridgeport’s schools by engaging parents, and keeping the Board elected and accountable to the voters of the city.
Eric Stewart-Alicea is a parent of Bridgeport Public School children and the elected Vice President of the District Parent Advisory Council. He also serves as the President of the Parent Advisory Council for Classical Studies Academy.
Andre Baker is a current Bridgeport City Councilor, who frequently votes based on what he hears his constituents want, not what the political machine demands of him. He is running for the Bridgeport Board of Education in the Democratic primary on September 11th, and as a Working Families Party candidate. He will appear on the Working Families Party ballot line, row C, and will also appear on the Democratic Party line after he wins the primary.