Bronin Wins Hartford Mayoral Race
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Rhodes scholar who worked in the administrations of both President Barack Obama and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be the next mayor of Hartford.
Thirty-six-year-old attorney Luke Bronin defeated Republican Theodore "Ted" Cannon and petitioning candidates Joel Cruz Jr. and Patrice Smith on Tuesday. Malloy said Bronin had won the race.
A political novice, Bronin managed to defeat the incumbent mayor, Pedro Segarra, in September's Democratic primary. Bronin has called for improving the city's neighborhood schools, boosting economic development, tackling crime, and addressing a drop in police staffing.
Bronin was largely raised in Greenwich. He moved to Hartford in 2006, later leaving in 2009 to work in Washington, D.C. and Afghanistan. He returned to the city in 2013, where he lives with his wife and the couple's three children.
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