Political Corruption In Bridgeport by Rob Sullivan
First incorporated in 1836, Bridgeport is notorious for a raucous political history that includes both liberating accomplishments and salacious scandals. From a state senator who spent several years in prison for racketeering to a mayor who was caught taking drugs while in office, Bridgeport has had its fair share of unlawful politicians.
The political playground of the city has also seen invigorating leaders who fought hard to bring jobs, industries and prosperity to the community.
The city’s most famous mayor was none other than circus impresario P.T. Barnum.
Discover the stories behind some of the most contentious elections, like the alleged ballot stuffing that ended the twenty-four-year era of socialist mayor Jasper McLevy or the power politics and threats that landed John Mandanici in office. Join author and reporter Rob Sullivan as he brings the Park City’s fiery political history alive.
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Rob Sullivan is a veteran Connecticut newspaper reporter and editor and has covered the city of Bridgeport for nearly two decades. He is currently executive editor of the Bridgeport Banner newspaper and website.
Copies of Sullivan’s “Political Corruption in Bridgeport,” published by History Press, will be available for purchase and signing.
Free snacks and refreshments will be available.