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Luke Bronin to serve another term as Hartford mayor

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Incumbent Mayor Luke Bronin will serve another term in Hartford.

Bronin (D) beat out five other candidates, including the former Mayor Eddie Perez.

He’s held the position since 2016.

“We’ve tackled some of the toughest crises our city has ever faced,” Bronin said during his victory speech. “We didn’t shy away, and we will be equally determined in taking on the fights that we have left to fight because, as I’ve said through this whole campaign, we have a lot of work left to do. A lot of hard work left to do.”

“We won’t be satisfied until Hartford is the strong and vibrant economic and cultural heart of this state, and a place where everybody in every neighborhood has a share in our city’s rights. We won’t be satisfied until our city is a place where slumlords know to stay out and kids graduating college want to come home. A place where the same old dull chorus of naysayers gets drowned out by those of us who see the beauty and the love and the community and the possibility and the progress in this great city. And a place where we get over our fears and our divisions and we celebrate our successes wherever they come because we recognize that we’re all in this together.”

– Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford

Bronin spoke to News 8’s Political Corespondent Mark Davis after his victory speech, saying, “We’ve got to keep the city moving in the right direction.”

J. Stan McCauley, a Democrat who had an “R” next to his name after being endorsed by Hartford Republicans, was also on the ballot.

Perez was one of four petitioning candidates. He served from 2001-2010 and pleaded guilty to corruption charges but never served jail time.

The other three were Michael Downes, a Hartford Federation of Substitute Teachers leader, Giselle “Gigi” Jacobs, a businesswoman, and Aaron Lewis, a publisher and ghostwriter.

Hartford’s next city council will have a new look as sixteen candidates faced off Tuesday as well.

Head to the Secretary of State’s page for everything you need to know about the ballots town-by-town: click here.

Stay with News 8 for all your Election Day coverage Tuesday starting at 8 p.m. on WTNH and MyTV9. 

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