- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Bridgeport Mayor-elect Joseph P. Ganim says he was elected Tuesday because voters believed he accomplished more in his 12 years in office than the two mayors who followed.

The convicted former mayor who reclaimed his old seat in a political comeback on Election Day told reporters Friday that former Mayor John Fabrizi and outgoing Mayor Bill Finch failed to deliver effectively to residents the services that were important to them.

But he sees pressure on spending, with staff cuts needed to save money. He is set to take office Dec. 1.

The Connecticut Post reported (https://bit.ly/1Q9f5L8 ) Ganim has asked Finch to essentially halt all significant decision-making. And he said he may reward some campaign loyalists with jobs.

The mayor-elect also said economic development projects in Bridgeport will continue.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com


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