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Finch Campaign Compares Foster’s Business Record with Mayor’s Record of Success
August 18, 2011

Listen: Finch Campaign Compares Foster’s Business Record with Mayor’s Record of Success August 18, 2011

Mayor Finch’s re-election campaign is on the air with a new radio spot today comparing Mary Jane Foster’s business record to Mayor Finch’s record of success. The script is below:

Mayor Finch: I’m Bill Finch and I approved this message.

Woman 1: Hey, have you been following the Mayor’s race?

Woman 2: Um, Not really, the summer has been busy.

Woman 1: Well, it’s a no brainer, vote for Mayor Finch.

Woman 2: OK… Who’s running against him?

Woman 1: Mary Jane Foster. She telling people she’s a successful business woman.

Woman 2: Really? What has she done?

Woman 1: Well, as CEO and part owner of the Blue Fish, she lost money nine years in a row.

Woman 2: That’s not good.

Woman 1: Things got so bad, she even took a million dollar taxpayer bailout.

Woman 2: So wait. Mary Jane’s only business lost money and she took a taxpayer bailout? That’s not going to get my vote.

Woman 1: Especially when you compare Mary Jane’s failure, with Bill Finch’s record of success.

Woman 2: Like that new development downtown, what’s it been, 25 years?

Woman 1: I know, with so many new businesses opening, we actually enjoy going down there again.

Woman 2: You’re right, it’s a no brainer. I’ll tell everyone I know to vote for Bill Finch on September 27.

Announcer: Paid for and Authorized by Finch for Mayor, Kenneth Moales Jr., Treasurer

(Sources: Stadium License, Management and Operations Agreement between City of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Professional Baseball Club, LLC, 10/23/2008, Turf Replacement Agreement,  Stadium Operations and Management Agreement dated 10/01/1997, OLR Research Report, 9/29/2001, Connecticut Post: (Bluefish on the hook for $246,000, October 4, 2008), Connecticut Post: (Bridgeport Bluefish have new owner, October 8, 2008), Connecticut Post:  (Bluefish parking fee set at $7 for 2011 season, April 28, 2011), The Daily Record, Sunday News, 9/27/2010)

 

Under Mayor Finch, Bridgeport is on the rise, block by block, brick by brick. Downtown Bridgeport is being revitalized with dozens of new businesses, the first new construction in 25 years, and nearly 1,500 residents to call it home. Economic development opportunities are emerging, access to our waterfront is increasing, and millions in federal and state dollars will bring development to the City’s East Side and East  End. Under his direction, the City created the Small and Minority Business Resource Office, which has led to more than $35 million in contracts for small, local and minority-owned businesses. This office helps local businesses thrive, and keep good-paying jobs in Bridgeport. Mayor Finch has opened new police precincts and added new officers to help make the City safer and stronger.

We have new businesses, new residents and a safer and cleaner city through the hard work of Mayor Finch. Meanwhile, we have been holding down property taxes and balancing the budget for three straight years with lower spending and streamlined services.


Community Leaders Support Mayor’s Re-election
August 17, 2011

Listen: Mayor Finch Radio Testimonial August 17, 2011

Mayor Finch’s re-election campaign is on the air with its first testimonial radio spot. Supporters, from small business owners to community leaders, have expressed why they are voting for the Mayor.

Community activist and longtime Bridgeport resident Rosa Correa says, “I have lived in Bridgeport since 1957 and today, because of Mayor Finch, Bridgeport is a more livable city. He has cut government spending and held the line on taxes. He has made the hard choices and now he is bringing Bridgeport back.”

Joe Tiago, owner of Tiago’s Restaurant in downtown Bridgeport also supports what Mayor Finch is doing for the city. “Mayor Finch is committed to our future. He has opened five new public schools and is on the verge of building its first new high school in fifty years. Mayor Finch is turning this city around.”

Another business owner in Bridgeport, Gabby Fludd of Gumdrop Swap, says that she “could have opened my store anywhere, but I brought it to Bridgeport because Mayor Finch has made it easier for small businesses like mine to create jobs. Bill Finch is more than I expected from a Mayor and thanks to him we can believe in Bridgeport again.”

East End resident Frances Christy, shares her support for the Mayor saying, “I’ve lived in Bridgeport all my life and I can tell you, Mayor Finch is reducing crime and increasing opportunities. He’s added new police precincts and hired more officers and is making a difference on our streets.”

Under Mayor Finch, Bridgeport is on the rise, block by block, brick by brick. Downtown Bridgeport is being revitalized with dozens of new businesses, the first new construction in 25 years, and nearly 1,500 residents to call it home. Economic development opportunities are emerging, access to our waterfront is increasing, and millions of dollars in federal and state dollars will bring development to the City’s East Side and East End.  Under his direction, the City created the Small and Minority Business Resource Office, which has led to more than $35 million in contracts for small, local and minority-owned businesses. This office helps local businesses thrive, and keep good-paying jobs in Bridgeport. Mayor Finch has opened new police precincts and added new officers to help make the City safer and stronger.

We have new businesses, new residents and a safer and cleaner city through the hard work of Mayor Finch. Meanwhile, we have been holding down property taxes and balancing the budget for three straight years with lower spending and streamlined services.


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CBS NEWS – Mayor hopes to benefit from Afghan troop drawdown

June 25, 2011 4:18 PM

Bridgeport, Conn., Mayor Bill Finch is hoping that President Obama’s promise of a drawdown of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan will free up funds for investment in urban infrastructure. Tony Guida reports on the Mayor’s wish list.

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